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There Is Power In A Union
Billy Bragg Lyrics


There is power in a factory, power in the land
Power in the hands of a worker
But it all amounts to nothing if together we don't stand
There is power in a union

Now the lessons of the past were all learned with workers' blood
The mistakes of the bosses we must pay for
From the cities and the farmlands to trenches full of mud
War has always been the bosses' way, sir

The Union forever defending our rights
Down with the blackleg, all workers unite
With our brothers and our sisters from many far off lands
There is power in a union

Now I long for the morning that they realise
Brutality and unjust laws can not defeat us
But who'll defend the workers who cannot organise
When the bosses send their lackeys out to cheat us?

Money speaks for money, the Devil for his own
Who comes to speak for the skin and the bone
What a comfort to the widow, a light to the child
There is power in a union

The Union forever defending our rights
Down with the blackleg, all workers unite
With our brothers and our sisters from many far off lands
There is power in a union

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: BILLY BRAGG

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Gregor Samsa

With Industry declining in America, our concept of Unionization hasn't adjusted accordingly. Unionize the Service Industries!

Jay Blake

@Toaster of Doom Yeah the American revolution was wonderful for people of all colours

Toaster of Doom

@Jay Blake Unions with revolutionary sympathies are unions that do not sympathize with the common man. Revolutions have always ended terrible for everyone involved, with the American Revolution being the only exception I can possibly think of ending well for anyone.

J Newman

Umm, no. Very bad idea in, say tourism and finance

Andrea

@Hamakaze UK always ahead of its time when it comes to employees' management..

Christy Santiago

@lefty aaron #PowerToAllThePeople✊

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J L

The bosses need the workers, but the workers don't need the bosses.

Фоменко и компания

JH14FAN, nothing in the past month has amused me more than this discussion)))

JH14FAN

This pandemic proves this statement truer than ever.

Cass Saph

@Ben Sims this is literally a union song what are you doing here
also your argument amounts to "we currently live with a dictator how would we live without one i dont get it!!!!!"

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