"Casey Jones may have died heroically (3/14 UC Labor History), but it was in service to the company, as he was a scab, working during a railroad strike. His "heroism" was promoted in song to celebrate the individual worker as against the union. Hence Joe Hill's parody, 'Casey Jones -- the Union Scab,' written during a railroad strike a few years after Jones' death, was one of his most popular tunes."
- Kurt Stand
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