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Don't Forget the Union Label (Thomas H. West) There's a precious little emblem that's familiar to you all, It's a tried and true protector, come what may, And where labor is united in response to duty's call There this brilliant little star lights up the way. For its mission is to bring about the brotherhood of man, There is nothing can your rights so well defend. So help it on with deed and word in every way you can Don't forget the union label, it's your friend. cho: It will make improved conditions, better homes, a better wage, And your aid to its advancement you should lend It will make your country better. It will will brighten history's page, Don't forget the union label, it's your friend. Though apparently so silent yet it speaks thro'out the land, For the noble cause it's striving to uphold, And to free the sweat shop slaves the union label takes a stand From their wretchedness and miseries untold It will educate t@e people to the evils that exist, And success will crown its efforts in the end Help it on its noble mission it will win if you persist Don't forget the union label it's your friend. From American Labor Songs of the Nineteenth Century, Foner Copyright 1901 by Thomas H. West, Kansas City, Mo. Dedicated to the Woman's International Union Label League RG
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