Change Author / Owner : "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime" by Joe Glazer at the 2001 Power and Glory Concert
Since the Industrial Revolution, working people have been organizing and campaigning for better treatment from their employers. The labor movement and its unions struggle for fair wages, safe working conditions, and many other benefits. Music is an important tool in the labor movement to motivate workers and help build solidarity. Joe Glazer (1918-2006), often called "Labor's Troubadour," was one of America's noted historians of labor song. Glazer founded Collector Records in 1970 to distribute music of the labor movement, including his original songs. Here he discusses his life's work and music.
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