Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Italian Shoe Machinery Worker, Beverly #3]: a machine readable transcription.
“The Italians are not agitators. They are good workers and do not take chances on losing their jobs.
“There may be a few. I don't know. Perhaps there are even Italian communists. But if there are, they are damn few.
“Really, Mr. Lovett, I'd rather not.
“No, I'm not afraid. I think it would be disloyal.
“Well, if the shop is unionized, there will be hell to pay. What would Beverly do without the United Shoe?
“Who says what?
“Why, many people think that the company would leave Beverly, if the shop was unionized, and they couldn't make any profits.
“No, I never heard a boss say it. I don't know who said it. Everybody is afraid it would happen. You're sure that you won't quote me?
“Well, you can't blame employees for not talking. The big shots wouldn't like to be critized.
“Despots? Benevolent dictators? I don't know. But there is some saying about finding fault with your boss. What is it, Mr. Lovett.