Quotation by Grace Clements

... you can have a couple of seconds to rest in. I mean seconds. You have about two seconds to wait while the blanker is on the felt drawing the moisture out. You can stand and relax those two seconds—three seconds at most. You wish you didn't have to work in a factory. When it's all you know what to do, that's what you do.
Grace Clements, U.S. factory worker. As quoted in Working, book 5, by Studs Terkel (1973).

A felter in the luggage division of ARMCO Corp., Clements had become a company organizer for the United Auto Workers and, after the union came in, chair of the grievance committee.
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