When the union's inspiration through the workers' blood shall run,
There can be no power greater anywhere beneath the sun;
Yet what force on earth is weaker than the feeble strength of one,
But the union makes us strong.
Wobblie Ralph Chaplin was in Chicago on this date in 1915 for a demonstration against hunger when he completed the writing of the labor anthem “Solidarity Forever.” He’d begun writing it in 1914 during a miner’s strike in Huntington, WV.
Video: Labor Heritage Foundation Executive Director -- and DC Labor Chorus Director -- Elise Bryant sings "Solidarity Forever" at the Women's Fair Practices Luncheon at the 2015 AFGE Grassroots and Mobilizations Legislative Conference.