It is for our little children,
That seems to us so dear,
But for us nor them, dear workers,
The bosses do not care.
But understand, all workers,
Our union they do fear.
Let’s stand together, workers,
And have a union here.
From the song “The Mill Mother’s Lament,” written by Ella May Wiggins, a union organizer and balladeer who was killed during the Loray Mill Strike in Gastonia, N.C. in 1929.
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