The Employee Free Choice Act Song

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Produced by CLUW (to the tune of Stars and Stripes)

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THE EMPLOYEE FREE CHOICE ACT SONG (tune of Stars and Stripes forever) : 

Produced by The Coalition of Labor Union Women(CLUW) THE EMPLOYEE FREE CHOICE ACT SONG (tune of Stars and Stripes forever)

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Employee Free Choice Is What We Really NeedWe get up in the morning putting on the coffeeWakin’ up the kids they’re off to school ‘nCrankin’ up the car, we can't be lateGotta be at work by eight. Donna’s health insurance ran outWe gotta get a raise, We gotta get a raiseGuess she’ll have to do withoutWe gotta get a good raise.

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If you want higher wages Benefits too Got to talk with Who’s working with you. If you wanna build a union Build it strong stick together now You know it won’t be long. Now we got a President, An organizer[Promising fairness for us all]Now it’s time for Senators And Representatives(Can’t you hear us when we call).

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Bosses try to tell you That the workersPrefer making lower wages.Wal-Mart Tries to sell you somethingSaying it’s the truthBut it’s outrageous.Congress - Get a CLUW, A moral compass.Will it take a Sousa March With trumpets?Now you know it’s time,Respect, our choices,Time to listen to our voices.

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Bosses try to tell you That the workersPrefer making lower wages.Wal-Mart Tries to sell you somethingSaying it’s the truthBut it’s outrageous.Congress - Get a CLUW, A moral compassWill it take a Sousa March With trumpets?Now you know it’s time,Respect, our choices,Time to listen to our voices.

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Carol’s off cause Her kid’s sick at homePressure's on, She used up all her sick leaveAnd Jack’s got 2 jobs, They’re the pitsNeither job pays benefits. Jack and Carol Deserve something moreWithout Employee Free Choice, The bosses bust us.All we want is a fair playing fieldLet freedom in, The workers win.The fight for justice! Hey!

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CREDITS:  Tune of Stars and Stripes forever (apologies to John Philip Sousa, and Paul McKenna)  Lyrics: Steve Jones Vocals: Luci Murphy, Susan Clarke, Warren Williams, David Sands & Steve Jones Sound Engineer: Mike Wheaton Photos: CLUW Archives and with appreciation to USW for “Why Women Need EFCA" Power Point & AFL-CIO Blog   SPECIAL THANKS TO: APWU & Wanda Jackson: technical expertise in the production. & Elise Bryant, Director of the DC Labor Chorus and The Chorus for their commitment to labor and culture.

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THE COALITION OF LABOR UNION WOMEN For the right of workers to form a union when a majority of them want one! SUPPORT THE EMPLOYEE FREE CHOICE ACT WWW.CLUW.ORG

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