"Vivre libre en travaillant ou mourir en combattant" ("Live Free or Die Fighting Working")

Workers Associations : Silk industry workers
This statement called for a fixed price for goods to be established to allow a fixed rate for workers. During the early Industrial Revolution in France, technological gains in production were not reflected in worker's compensation, which remained the same and ultimately lowers as more product is available on the market.
The Canut Revolts were a series of worker uprisings by silk industry workers in Lyon, France in the early years of the Industrial Revolution.