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Today is also Labor Day in the US. I work in a field that is very un-unionized and I know unions aren’t perfect, but I was raised by union members and I support organized labor. Growing up I didn’t see much like my family in the media — fathers who take steel-toed boots and overalls to work, to wear at work? Who don’t own a suit? Then I discovered this song.
Through the mansions of fear, through the mansions of pain
I see my daddy walking through them factory gates in the rain
Factory takes his hearing, factory gives him life
The working, the working, just the working life
— “Factory” by Bruce Springsteen; lyrics are here.