May Day Song – Woody Guthrie wrote ‘Union Maid’ as a woman’s point of view in supporting unions
On the eve of May Day 2012, it’s interesting to remember one of the great American folk and protest songwriters – Woody Guthrie.
Guthrie wrote this song back in 1940 to give a woman’s point of view about the union. Some of the comments are perhaps anachronistic today but the main point is “I’m sticking with the Union.” The title is a pun on the “Union Made” label. Continue reading →