‘Til the Workers Win the Day (2017)

[This is an update of a song we’ve used before. This Labor Day in the U.S., workers are calling for a $15 minimum wage and the right to form a union.]

 

We raise our voices now in song, on Labor Day,
’Cause with the Unions we belong, on Labor Day.
Living wages for everyone,
A place at the table, a place in the sun…
So we’ll sing out strong ’til the workers win the day.

We can’t survive on minimum wages, that’s for sure,
Workin’ for less than fifteen bucks is horse manure!
We work our fingers to the bone
And then get stiffed by their payday loans…
So we’ll sing out strong ’til the workers win the day.

We demand the right to unionize, this Labor Day!
So we rise up and organize, this Labor Day!
We’ll work no more for a puny wage,
In solidarity now we rage…
And we’ll sing out strong ’til the workers win the day.

We won’t be beaten, won’t give in, this Labor Day!
We’re rising up and we will win, this Labor Day!
We’re standin’ up to the lies and the greed.
And Union Strong we will succeed…
And we’ll sing out strong ’til the workers win the day.
Yes, we’ll sing out strong ’til the workers win the day.

 

[Have you forgotten the melody?
See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTYBtj0gFcY]

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