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Solidarity Forever Revised - Song from a UHW Member

When the thirst for strength and freedom through the members' blood shall run,
There can be no power greater anywhere beneath the sun;
But what union could be weaker if accountable to none,
Our union makes us strong...

Solidarity forever,
Solidarity forever,
Solidarity forever,
Our union makes us strong.

Is there aught we hold in common with the greedy parasite,
Who would force us into silence, take our union dues in spite?
Is there anything left to us but to organize and fight?
Our union makes us strong.

It is we who built our union; won the power that they trade;
Stood together while they plotted to divide us and invade.
Now we stand outside our union halls, our will has been betrayed;
But our union makes us strong.

They can take our empty buildings but our union's ours alone
We have laid the wide foundations; built it skyward stone by stone.
It is ours, not to slave in, but to master and to own.
Our union makes us strong.

They have taken untold millions that they never toiled to earn,
But without our brain and muscle not a single wheel can turn.
We can break their haughty power, gain our freedom when we learn
That our union makes us strong.

In our hands is placed a power greater than their hoarded gold,
Greater than the might of armies, magnified a thousand-fold.
We can bring to birth a new world from the ashes of the old
Our union makes us strong.

Posted by SEIU SMART at 8:21 PM, February 1, 2009


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