Can you tell me about the demands and the vision of the union?
Well I wanted to be part of this because it seemed to be a possible dream. There aren't very many that are. I had spent a lot of time reading poetry and philosophy and all those things, and here was a chance to be part of something that could work, and that might work, and people cared enough about it to make it work. These people were perhaps, undoubtedly, the poorest people in America, the people who had no chance as the situation was set up, but they were willing to try and change it. And the people I was working with were willing to try and change it, and it seemed worth doing.