Today in Labor History

Labor history is OUR history

May 3, 1919


Folk singer-songwriter and activist Pete Seeger is born.  “Now, if you want higher wages, let me tell you what to do./ You got to talk to the workers in the shop with you./ You got to build you a union, got to make it strong./ But if you all stick together, boys, it won’t be long./ You’ll get shorter hours. Better working conditions./ Vacations with pay. Take your kids to the seashore.” — from “Talking Union,” by Lee Hays, Millard Lampell, and Pete Seeger.


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