I have never met a more dedicated bunch of people than I did working in the union, at every level. The work is difficult and demanding, and very few people would do it if they didn’t believe in its righteousness. However, the conviction that you know what’s best insulates you against reflecting morally on your own actions and it teaches you to begin assessing morality in terms of either the ends justifying the means, or even worse, of mere good intention justifying those means.
Ben Johnson (more quotes by Ben Johnson or books by/about Ben Johnson)
Former president of AFT Vermont and Vermont AFL-CIO
Time for organized labor to end forced dues, August 22, 2017, The Washington Times
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