(to the tune of “Battle Hymn of the Republic”)

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the day
When we won’t just work for peanuts
We will work for decent pay
So it’s time to stop complaining
And draw action from our rage
In the fight for a livable wage

Come, let’s join the great big chorus
No one else will do it for us
And we know we’ll win the day
In our fight for decent pay
Cause the union makes us strong

We know our work is valuable
Our bosses know it too
And the workers who we stand beside
Depend on what we do
In our jobs and our communities
We’re just like super glue
Cause the union makes us strong


Well they say the times are tough out there
That taxes are too high
But we also pay those taxes
And watch health bills go sky-high
We’re not asking for a free lunch
But we want our piece of pie
And the union makes us strong


(sung at April 12, 2003 Livable Wage March in Burlington)