Tag: labor

Woody Guthrie “All You Fascists ‘Bound to Lose”

MAY 25, 2012 – We came upon this nugget from one of the greatest American folk legends, Woody Guthrie. The "Dust Bowl Troubadour" was also one of the first musician activists speaking out about labor conditions for migrant workers. Listen to an early radio broadcast with Woody and friends singing, "All You Fascists 'Bound to Lose". (photo credit: Al Aumuller/Wiki)

Union Rocks! Uses Music to Spread Support For Unions and Labour in Canada

DEC 1, 2011 – Union Rocks is an organization up in Canada that is using the inspirational power of music and concerts to spread support and raise awareness on unions, labor (or "labour" as our friends in the Great White North spell it) and voting rights, along with urging young people to get out and VOTE! On their website they say, "Because when the music stops, the mosh pit is quiet, and the smoke clears with the crowd…too many children wake up in poverty, too many young people will go to unsafe jobs, untrained, unprepared and underpaid, more workers will be downsized, outsourced, or forced to devalue themselves. That's why our fists are still in the air!" 

They are also affiliated with Fair Vote Canada to protect and expand voting rights, and to change the current Parliamentary system where it is "winner takes all". Fair Vote has a petition up that calls for a more fairer system to represent Canadian citizens. The petition can be found here.

Check out Union Rock's website by going here. We look forward to affiliating ourselves with Union Rocks going into 2012 so we can all Rock Our Rights!