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Union Poetry

The Union Steward

In the workplace where the boss is God and work practices can be shod,

where who you know is more important than what you know,

where get it done replaces do it right,

where pay is arbitrary instead of contractual,

when the workers call out, the union will be about.

Contract in hand, the Union will stand.

 

Forgotten History

Generations of American workers march into the future.

The middle class grows or shrinks in each generation.  In each generation, the labor unions lead the way!

the labor unions, contract in hand, take a stand.  In victory or defeat, the unions do not sleep.

In 1806, the courts said:  "The unions are dead!" Later the juriers disagreed and the unions were freed.

In 1880, the robber barons said:  "The workers are fed!" The unions replied:  "Allow a contract instead!"

In 1924, the corporations said:  "No labor contracts are needed!" During the great depression of 1929, only labor contracts were heeded.

Generations of American workers march into the future.  The middle class grows and the unions lead the way.  The middle class shrinks and the unions anchor the day.

The labor unions, contract in hand, take a stand.  In victory or defeat, the unions do not sleep.   

 

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