Workers can you stand it?
Oh, tell me how you can
Will you be a lousy scab
or will you be a man?
Which side are you on boys?
Which side are you on?
A Mine Workers union activist who died in Knoxville, Tennessee on this date in 1986 at the age of 86, Florence Reece wrote the song "Which Side Are You On?" after her home was ransacked by Harlan County sheriff J.H. Blair and his thugs during a 1931 strike. Click below for the remix by Rebel Diaz.
Share any story to Facebook, Twitter or via email!
Just click on the story and then click on the social media icon!
COPYRIGHT METRO WASHINGTON LABOR COUNCIL AFL-CIO 2023
202-974-8150; [email protected]