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1937, Flint
After 44 days and nights the UAW sit-down strikers marched out of the plant singing Hold the Fort:

The Sit-Down Song was another favorite during the strike:

When the boss won't talk go and take a walk.
Sit down, sit down.
When the boss sees that he'll want a little chat.
Sit down, sit down.

Sit down, just keep your seat!
Sit down, just rest your feat!
Sit down, you got'em beat!
Sit down! Sit down!

1937, a modern song to honor the strikers:

1913, Calumet


1932, The Ford Hunger March Massacre

I Don't Want Your Millions Mister, was popular during the Great Depression:

With Babies and Banners
This is still my favorite film about the Flint Sit-Down Strike. (45 min, but worth it!)
It begins with a version of I Am a Union Woman.

Solidarity Forever sung by UAW members:

Originally posted to Protest Music on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 10:28 AM PST.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions.

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