The Movement

The Movement

For all these years, we had no rights

For all these years, voices unheard

Just a meaningless slave to them

Bound to the master corporation

Wages cut, hours extended,

And no labor recognition

Meaningless strikes to government,

One that will not listen to our cries

The Great War brings needed labor,

Is this now our chance to be heard?

Slowly laws emerge, bringing change

Wondrously, workers wish war will wage

And with the war comes more workers

Together our voices are strong

And less work days is what we want,

A minimum wage we desire

Unions unanimously yearn

For government to change its ways,

Abolish arbitrary acts,

Let the labor unions grow with hope


IWW demonstration NY 1914 by unknown author. Image is available for use in the public domain.