TCS: Labor Day 2017

Good Morning!

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“A pamphlet, no matter how good, is never read more than once, but a song is learned by heart and repeated over and over.”
– Joe Hill

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn – ‘The Rebel Girl’ song sheet cover – Joe Hill

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America doesn’t have enough national holidays, so I have no quarrel with people who work for a living taking advantage of the three-day weekend for R&R.

Here are some tunes by and for all the working men, women and children in the Labor Movement whose sacrifices brought us the 8-hour day (which a lot of people have lost in recent years), the weekend (which many of us still have), and of course, Labor Day itself.  

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Everybody have a fun and safe Labor Day — you’ve earned it!

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About wordcloud9

Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for the past 45 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband and a bewildered Border Collie.
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5 Responses to TCS: Labor Day 2017

  1. Malisha says:

    When people who don’t know me ask me what party I am, I say, “Labor.” That throws them for a loop. Many say, “We don’t have a labor party.” Boy is THAT true. (Yes, I know we do, but;;;)

  2. One of my favorite labor songs is from Scotland. The Corries version of “The Bricklayer’s Song”:

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