AN INJURY TO ONE
IS AN INJURY TO ALL!


¡UN DAÑO PARA UNO
ES UN DAÑO A TODO!
(sing-song marching cadence)

Call: I DON’T KNOW BUT I’VE BEEN TOLD

ECHO:  I DON’T KNOW BUT I’VE BEEN TOLD
THE PEOPLE HERE ARE MIGHTY BOLD
– THE PEOPLE HERE ARE MIGHTY BOLD
THERE”S ONE THING THAT’S CLEAR TO ME
      – THERE’S ONE THING THAT’S CLEAR TO ME
THE PEOPLE HERE HAVE UNITY
       – THE PEOPLE HERE HAVE UNITY
LIES AND THREATS WILL NOT DIVIDE
       -LIES AND THREATS WILL NOT DIVIDE
THE PEOPLE STANDING SIDE BY SIDE
      -THE PEOPLE STANDING SIDE BY SIDE!

1-2-3-4– WE WON’T TAKE IT ANYMORE
(or WE KNOW WHAT WE’RE MARCHING FOR)

5-6-7-8 –LOVE NOT HATE MAKES AMERICA GREAT!

YOU TAKE ONE OF US ON
     YOU TAKE ALL OF US ON!

Uno, dos, tres, cuatro
¡Que queremos un contrato!
(trans: 1-2-3-4
We want a contract!)

¿No contrato? ¡No trabajo!
¿No justicia? ¡No hay paz!
(trans: No contract? No Work!
No justice? No Peace!)

What’s disgusting? Union busting!
What’s outrageous? Sweatshop wages
(or: stagnant, poverty, etc..)
What’s appalling? Bosses stalling!
Exploitation ain’t the way
____ deserve fair pay!
(farm workers, etc..)

Be fair — to those who care.

(Tune: Traditional marching cadence)
CALL & ECHO


_____ is a union town
_____ is a union town
You can’t keep the people down.
You can’t keep the people down.
or: Get UP! —Get DOWN!
Get UP! —Get DOWN!
______ is a union town!
_____ is  a union town!
Union town through and through
Union town through and through
You for me and me for you.
You for me and me for you!
_____ is a union city
____ is a union city
The way you treat us is a pity
The way you treat us is a pity
Union city in and out
Union city in and out
We won’t rest until you’re out
We won’t rest until you’re out.
or: On strike, shut it down ___ is a union town
or: Organize, won’t back down
or: Organize, can’t keep us down


 

___ you’re no good
Sign a contract like you should!
or: Never voted like you should

What does _____ have to hide?
Sweatshop products made inside.

We’re ____ workers fighting back!
We’re ____ workers fighting back!
(Hospital, nursing home, cafeteria…)

We’re overworked and underpaid
Are you ready to fight?
Damn right!!!

We’re gonna beat — beat — back the boss
We’re gonna beat beat back the boss! Yeah!
or: We’re gonna beat — back — the ____ attack!
We’re gonna beat back the _____attack!

We deserve a living wage
‘Cause we’re no ones’ working slave.

Time to tax the one percent!

WE ARE UNION (Tune: We Will Rock You)
(Thump, thump clap – thump, thump clap 2x)
We are, We are union!
(clap – thump, thump x2)
or: We are, We are Home Care!
or: We will, We will block you!
or: We will, We will stop you!

Up with the union Yeah!! Yeah!!
Down with the bosses Boom!! Boom!!
The cheap boss – Boom!! Boom!!
The lying boss! Yeah!! Yeah!!

Union yes! _______No!
Union busting’s got to go.

(Tune: Traditional marching cadence)
Union power on the rise
Now’s the time to organize!
No more bosses’ tricks and lies
Now’s the time to organize!
Give our children better lives
Now’s the time to organize!
Tell the women, tell the guys
Now’s the time to organize!
Organize – organize…
Now’s the time to organize!

We need staff
They just laugh
We need supplies
They roll their eyes
We need money
They think it’s funny
But if we fight
They’ll do what’s right.

Union strong! Union proud!
Everybody – say it loud!

Teachers and families must unite
Education is a human right!

Sweatshop labor? No way!!
Get ____ and make them pay.

(Tune: Chain of Fools a la Aretha Franklin)
Pay, pay, pay – ____ ____ ____ ! Pay, pay, pay!
Pay your workers! Pay your workers!
or: Shame, shame shame – shame on you!

Pay cuts for teachers? We say NO!
Tax the people With lots of dough!

No contract No work! (health care, etc…)
No damn contract No damn work!
No justice No peace! etc…

Layoffs, cutbacks, they’re the worst
Time to put the people first!
or: Service cuts – they’re the worst etc…

(Tune: Traditional marching cadence)
CALL & ECHO
I don’t know but I’ve been told
I don’t know but I’ve been told
Boss’s pockets are lined with gold!
Boss’s pockets are lined with gold
Lies and tricks will not divide
Lies and tricks will not divide
Workers standing side by side.
Workers standing side by side!

Hey HEY, Ho HO
Poverty wages have got to go.
or:  Where did all the money go?
or: Union power on the go.
or: Union busting’s got to go!
or: Get up off of that dough- HUH!

HEY ___! Rich and rude.
We don’t like your attitude.
HEY ___! You’re no good
Treat your workers like you should!!

Hey _____!  It’s about time
What you pay us is a crime
Hey _____! Hear our cry
We need a _____, that’s no lie.
(pension, raise, etc…)

Chop from the TOP
Not from the students.
Chop from the TOP
Not from the janitors.
etc…

Banks get bailed out
We get sold out!

Aaaw… Toot! Toot! Get up off of that loot!
Aaaw… Beep! Beep! ____ ____ ‘s  cheap!

Do–the–con-ga
Do the union conga
Sign–the–con-tract
Sign the union contract
Join-the pick-et
Join the union picket
Do the right thing
Union is the right thing!