By way of Audrey, our amazing office manager, a labor classic – Pete Seeger singing “Which Side Are You On?” I couldn’t find a video that showed Pete Seeger himself, but there were two that included interesting slide shows and this one had more recent labor and activist mobilizations so I chose it over the other. In light of the recent mine disasters and the speech by Cecil Roberts this song seemed particularly appropriate.
My friend’s (Arlene) dad, Larry Birch, was the Business Agent for Local #32 Corset & Brassiere Workers for ILGWU many, many years ago. Arlene is a wealth of knowledge on songs – wants to sing them all to me since I asked for a suggestion.
And as a bonus track, thanks to Arlene’s recommendations, here is Natalie Merchant performing the same song. The video quality isn’t so great but the music is lovely.
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