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Sherman Alexie
From "Love, Hunger, Money," in High Country News.
Miguel Algarin
From "Nuyorican Soul: An Internet Interview with Poet Miguel Algarin. By Lamont B. Steptoe. In Grafico.
Dorothy Allison
From "A Question of Class." In Skin: Talking About Sex, Class & Literature. Ithaca: Firebrand Books, 1994.
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Jimmie Santiago Baca
Title and first lines of a poem in Immigrants in Our Own Land: Selected Early Poems. New York: New Directions, 1990.
Freddie Mae Baxter
From Seventh Child: A Lucky Life. Edited by Gloria Bley Miller. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. 223p.
Bob Black
From The Abolition of Work
Charles Bukowski
Quotes are from Factotum. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Black Sparrow Press, 1975.
Jose Antonio Burciaga
From "Home by the Sea," in Spilling the Beans: Loteria Chicana. Santa Barbara, Califl: Joshua Odell Editions, 1995.
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Johnny Cash
From an interview with Neil Pond, Music City News, 1987. Quoted in The Billboard Book of Number One Country Hits. Tom Roland, ed. Billboard Books, 1991. Page 48.
Noam Chomsky
[Interview]
George Clinton (at the New Funk Times)
From an interview circa 1979, unidentified.
Harry Crews
From Blood and Grits
From the introduction to Classic Crews: A Harry Crews Reader. New York: Simon & Schuster/Touchstone Press, 1995.
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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Internet Interview in Left History
Barbara Ehrenreich
(Media cluelessness) From an [Interview in Z Magazine]

(Pay for work) From From Great Labor Quotations: Sourcebook and Reader. Edited by Petter Bollen with a foreword by Jim Green. Los Angeles: Red Eye Press, 2000. Page 23.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson
From The Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Vol. 9, pg.127) Edited by William H. Gilman, et al, 16 vols. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1960-82.
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Thomas Geoghegan
From Which Side Are You On? Trying to Be For Labor When It's Flat on It's Back. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1991.
Mike Gold
From "Toward Proletarian Art," in Mike Gold: A Literary Anthology. Edited by Michael Folson. New York: International, 1972.
Judy Grahn
From The Common Woman and Other Poems.
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Ben Hamper
From Rivethead:Tales From the Assembly Line. Foreword by Michael Moore. New York: Warner, 1991. Page 13.
Gerald Haslam
The first line of "Oildale," in Voices of a Place: Essays by Gerald Haslam. Walnut Creek, Calif.: Devil Mountain Books, 1987.
First line of "Reflections on California's Regionalism," in Voices of a Place.
Jim Hightower
Advice in "Mr. Humor is Our Friend... And Other Tips on Communicating With Your Aunt Flo"
Eric Hoffer
Quotes from Working and Thinking On the Waterfront: A Journal, June 1958-May 1959. New York: Harper & Row, 1969.
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Alfred Kazin
From A Walker in the City.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
From the sermon, "American Dream," (1965) In A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. New York: IPM/Warner Books, 1998.
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Rose Larsen
Quoted in Waiting: Waiters' True Tales of Crazed Customers, Murderous Chefs, and Tableside Disasters. Edited by Bruce Griffin Henderson. New York: Dutton/Plume, 1995. Page 220.
Ted LoRusso
Quoted in Waiting: Waiters' True Tales of Crazed Customers, Murderous Chefs, and Tableside Disasters. Edited by Bruce Griffin Henderson. New York: Dutton/Plume, 1995. Page 145.
Dixie Lane
Author bio in Piecework: 19 Fresno Poets. Edited by Jon Veinbert and Ernesto Trejo. Albany, Calif.: Silver Skates Publishing, 1987.
Jack London
From "John Barleycorn." Here taken from Jack London: Novels and Social Writings. The Library of America, 1982. Page 1059.
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Rigoberta Menchú
In I Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala. Edited and introduced by Elisabeth Burgos-Debray. Translated by Ann Wright. London: Verso Editions, 1984. (Originaly published as Me llamo Rigoberta Menchú y así me nacío la conciencia. Barcelona: Ed. Argos Vergara, 1983.)
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Tillie Olsen
From Silences: When Writers Don't Write.
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William Pancoast
Novelist/autoworker (author of Crashing -?). From Great Labor Quotations: Sourcebook and Reader. Edited by Petter Bollen with a foreword by Jim Green. Los Angeles: Red Eye Press, 2000. Page 13
Pat Parker
First lines of "For the white person who wants to know how to be my friend," from Movement In Black; also anthologized in Making Face, Making Soul/Haciendo Caras: Creative and Critical Perspectives by Women of Color. Edited by Gloria Anzaldua. San Francisco: Aunt Lute Foundation Books, 1990.
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Kit Yuen Quan
From "The Girl Who Wouldn't Sing," in Making Face, Making Soul/Haciendo Caras: Creative and Critical Perspectives by Women of Color. Edited by Gloria Anzaldua. San Francisco: Aunt Lute Foundation Books, 1990.
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Claudia Shear
From Blown Sideways Through Life: A Hilarious Tour de Resume. New York: Dial Press, 1995. Page 39.
Gary Soto
From "Elements of San Joaquin" In Piecework: 19 Fresno Poets. Ed. by Jon Veinberg and Ernesto Trejo. Albany, Calif.: Silver Skates Publishing, 1987.
Ethel Reed Strainchamps
Title of her autobiography. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1965. 168pp.

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Studs Terkel
From Great Labor Quotations: Sourcebook and Reader. Edited by Petter Bollen with a foreword by Jim Green. Los Angeles: Red Eye Press, 2000. Page 20.
Reg Theriault
From "Endangered Species?" In How To Tell When You're Tired: A Brief Examination of Work. New York and London: W.W. Norton, 1995.
From "The Enchanted Hard Hat," In How To Tell When You're Tired.
From "Old Blue Collars, Young Blue Collars and That Little Place You're Going to Get in the Country," In How To Tell When You're Tired (Work)
From "Hey, Quit Bitcin'! You're Learning a Trade!" In How To Tell When You're Tired (Marx)
From "Genesis," In How To Tell When You're Tired (Crates)
Florence Thompson
Florence Thompson was the subject of Dorothea Lange's famous Depression-Era photograph, "Migrant Mother." (A young Sprague is also in the picture.) In "Migrant Mother: A Central Valley Legacy," by Claudia Buck. California Journal, June 1999. Page 42.
Merle Travis / Tennessee Ernie Ford
Chorus to "Sixteen Tons," written by Merle Travis and made a hit by Tennesse Ernie Ford.
Steve Turner
From Night Shift in a Pickle Factory. San Pedro, Calif.: Singlejack Books, 1980. (A Singlejack Little Book)
Mark Twain
Quoted from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.
Source unidentified.
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Doug V.
Quoted in Waiting: Waiters' True Tales of Crazed Customers, Murderous Chefs, and Tableside Disasters. Edited by Bruce Griffin Henderson. New York: Dutton/Plume, 1995. Page 58.
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Charles Wheeler
From the novel Snakewalk. New York: Harmony Books, 1989.
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Janet Zandy
From the introduction to Calling Home: Working Class Women's Writings. An Anthology. Rutgers University Press, 1990.