Ashland Strike, The

DESCRIPTION: "I had a job; was well content And pleased in every way." "...The men, like me, I know, were satisfied with their own jobs, Then came the C.I.O." The singer describes the misery of the Ashland Strike, and hopes never again to hear of the C.I.O.
AUTHOR: Billie Menshouse?
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Thomas)
KEYWORDS: strike labor-movement
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Thomas-Makin', pp. 240-241, (no title) (1 text)
cf. "The Picket Line Blues" (subject)
NOTES [40 words]: We tend to think of "folk" songs as pro-union, but of course most unions find some employees opposed to their tactics. This is the song of such a man -- and, like many songs in Thomas, there is no evidence that it is actually traditional. - RBW
File: ThBa240

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