Woody Guthrie’s “Union Maid”

I’ve always liked the great old Woody Guthrie song, “Union Maid.”

Guthrie wrote it while on a trip to Oklahoma in May, 1940, with Pete Seeger and Millard Lampell, after one of his hosts criticized him for not writing songs about women union members.  Guthrie, Seeger and Lampell sang for striking oil workers, the Unemployed Workers Alliance, and homeless people along the banks of the Canadian River in what was called a Hooverville.

Click on Woody Guthrie wiki for Guthrie’s Wikipedia biography.

Click on Sandy Pope for the home page for the woman currently running for President of the Teamsters Union.

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