Tag Archives: Labor Day

2 September 2019

Stretching (2x). The Shire.
Working Class Hero – Green Day
Joe Hill – Paul Robeson
Working on the Highway – Bruce Springsteen
Workin’ at the Carwash Blues – Jim Croce
Bread and Roses – Judy Collins
Three Miles Down – Gil Scott-Heron
Which Side Are You On – Natalie Merchant
Weary Mothers – Joan Baez
She Works Hard for the Money – Donna Summer
The Hands That Built America – U2
1913 Massacre – Arlo Guthrie
Bracero – Phil Ochs
More Than a Paycheck – Sweet Honey in the Rock
Stand Up! – John McCutcheon
Solidarity Forever – Pete Seeger
Ship in the Sky – Woody Guthrie

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For all who work

I give thanks this day for all who work –
whether that work is
paid or unpaid
honored or unrecognized
whether that work
earns a pay check or simply involves the day-to-day tasks of living
whether that work is
a labor of love
or somehow combines all of the above.

I give thanks for all who have lived and died
to protect the lives and rights of those who work.

I give thanks for all who live and give of themselves,
and risk themselves,
to make a better world for all who work.

I confess and grieve that the life I live,
the privilege and comfort I enjoy,
too often rests on the backs of brothers and sisters who work.

I recognize that all too often sisters and brothers work
in dangerous conditions, in situations where they are exploited, violated.

I pray that the day will come when all people have work to do
work that is safe and meaningful,
work that is honored and valued,
work that pays a wage that allows the workers
to provide a decent living for themselves and for their families.

I pray that I will receive the grace and the wisdom and the courage
to in some small way
make a contribution to the dawning of that day.

I give thanks this day for all who work.

See you along the Trail.

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