“I put in a job and then/Move it on down the line, I put in a job and then/Move it on down the line.” So sings Michael Peterson, an elevator engineer from Florida who performs under the name “Spudwrench.” Peterson has released a few union-themed songs, including the “Elevator Constructor Anthem,” “Scabbed In The Back” and “Down The Line,” which includes the lyrics above. Peterson was a guest on the July 19 "Your Rights At Work," after host Chris Garlock spotted a mention of Spudwrench on Elevator Constructors Local 10's website. "I work out of Local 124 (in Alabama) and with some of the best people," Peterson told Union City."These guys are not only my co-workers but my family." A spud wrench is a wrench with an adjustable or standard box wrench on one end and a tapered spike on the other. "I always thought that would make a cool band name," Peterson says.
Comments are closed.