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UALE Summer School for Union Women: Labor Culture & Music

Resources for the workshops offered by the regional summer institutes for union women sponsored by United Association for Labor Education.

Labor Culture Online

Labor Music

 Linda Allen

Women's Work  
Songs about women's real work, from building ships to soothing the sick.

Brooklyn Women's Chorus
The Power of Song
Directed by our own Bev Grant, the Chorus sings songs of labor, peace and justice, many of which will be familiar to summer school alums.

Coal Mining Women  
Re-release of songs by Hazel Dickens, Florence Reese, Phyllis Boyens, Sarah Gunning and others.

DC Labor Chorus – 2-song CD
Includes "Welcome Union Members" and "Health Care Stomp"

Anne Feeney

Dump the Bosses Off Your Back

Have You Been to Jail for Justice?

Look to the Left    
Union Maid
United We Bargain, Divided We Beg  

Anne Feeney & Chris Chandler

Flying Poetry Circus   

Live From the Wholly Stolen Empire

Bev Grant  

We Were There: Songs of Women's Labor History
Relive Labor History Night with this CD;  accompanying songbook

 Pat Humphries
Named for Humphries' cover of Phil Ochs' unreleased song. Includes No Sweat and We Were There.

Ella Jenkins

Ella Jenkins and a Union of Friends Pulling Together    

Labor songs and recitations for children; wonderful for the under 6 set.

 Tom Juravich

Out of Darkness    
Songs from the United Mine Workers movie.

 Charlie King and Karen Brandow

Puppet Town   
Songs of political puppets, corporate rats, and ordinary people all over the world struggling to make it better.

 Charlie King and Martha Leader  

Steppin' Out   
With We Just Come to Work Here and World Turned Upside Down.

 New York City Labor Chorus

In Solidarity    
15 songs, with Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee.

Workers Rise: Labor in the Spotlight  
Features union songs as well as lively selections from gospel, jazz, classical, and folk traditions.

 Pipets - The chorus of the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers (AFSCME)

Gonna Build A Union    

 We Just Come to Work Here, We Don't Come to Die   
Songs of work and safety by Sweet Honey in the Rock, Laurel Blaydes, Anne Feeney, Joe Glazer, Larry Penn, and others.

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