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As for me, as a Michigander, I'm stickin' with the union (Original Post) Faygo Kid Dec 2012 OP
Same here Siwsan Dec 2012 #1
+1 freshwest Dec 2012 #6
I have not allowed myself, Sir, to look beyond the Union, to see what might lie hidden in the dark.. Xipe Totec Dec 2012 #2
I think Daniel was talking about a different Union. jerseyjack Dec 2012 #4
A union, is a union Xipe Totec Dec 2012 #5
I'll keep paying my dues safeinOhio Dec 2012 #3
Then this film is more important than ever. Learn from it. Great Caesars Ghost Dec 2012 #7
Wish I could be there Omaha Steve Dec 2012 #8
I will be there, in 2014, when I retire Faygo Kid Dec 2012 #9
bring pots and pans James48 Dec 2012 #10
For the union men and women, standing up and standing strong Mkap Dec 2012 #11
Oh, thank you for that. My mom was worried the young ones had no songs. aquart Dec 2012 #14
Which side are you on? merrily Dec 2012 #16
I had a 78 of that performed by the Camp Unity Freedom Theater. aquart Dec 2012 #18
Thanks...coal not dole Mkap Dec 2012 #19
DAMN straight. nt navarth Dec 2012 #12
When I was little, I thought every kid knew that song. aquart Dec 2012 #13
Banks of Marble. aquart Dec 2012 #15
Union Maid, written by Woody Guthrie. merrily Dec 2012 #17
Once i made you rich enough, rich enough to forget my name Mkap Dec 2012 #20

Xipe Totec

(43,854 posts)
2. I have not allowed myself, Sir, to look beyond the Union, to see what might lie hidden in the dark..
Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:24 PM
Dec 2012

I have not allowed myself, Sir, to look beyond the Union, to see what might lie hidden in the dark recess behind. I have not cooly weighed the chances of preserving liberty when the bonds that unite us together shall be broken asunder. I have not accustomed myself to hang over the precipice of disunion, to see whether, with my short sight, I can fathom the depth of the abyss below; nor could I regard him as a safe counsellor in the affaairs of this government, whose thoughts should be mainly bent on considering, not how the Union may be best preserved, but how tolerable might be the condition of the people when it should be broken up and destroyed. While the Union lasts, we have high, exciting, gratifiying prospects spread out before us and our children. Beyond that I seek not to penetrate the veil.

- Daniel Webster,
The Second Reply to Hayne
January 26-27, 1830

So when did Union become a pejorative, and why?

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safeinOhio

(32,307 posts)
3. I'll keep paying my dues
Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:57 PM
Dec 2012

Voluntarily, to my old local in SE Michigan.
I hope they find out they have gone too far, like wingers in Ohio have.

Faygo Kid

(21,477 posts)
9. I will be there, in 2014, when I retire
Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:10 PM
Dec 2012

And I will be one hell of a piece of work for the Rethuglicans.

aquart

(69,014 posts)
14. Oh, thank you for that. My mom was worried the young ones had no songs.
Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:26 AM
Dec 2012

You could march to that one.

merrily

(45,251 posts)
16. Which side are you on?
Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:59 AM
Dec 2012

Written by Florence Reece, performed by Seeger and, as always, his audience



Mkap

(223 posts)
19. Thanks...coal not dole
Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:00 PM
Dec 2012

Thanks another great song is Coal not dole by chumbawamba although i can't find any videos of it on youtube. But they have entire album of songs from the working class and songs of unions in the 19th century called "English rebel songs"

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