Lots of music this week, why, because I love union music. It’s just another part of our history that is not as well known as it should be. I’ve yet to work at a local that knew much if anything about labor songs, other than the few that get a big play with the AFL/CIO (Union Maid, Solidarity) But there are hundreds of more songs out there. I’ll post more over time, as well as some links where you can buy some of your own. Play them at your meetings while people are arriving, or play them during breaks, heck, just play them so people can learn from their past.
With that said, here’s the most famous of Union Songs, sung by a modern music icon, Tom Morello, the Nightwatchman.