Sister Silkwood

By Mike Stout

Stout HeroesMike Stout was the last Grievance Chairman at the historic Homestead Steel Mill, which closed in 1986, and helped win $10 million in lost wages and other benefits for 3,000 displaced co-workers. A musical lobbyist for the working man and woman, Mike describes his music as "working class consciousness rock." He has recorded several CDs on the American Blue Collar Records label.

—Many of the songs selected for this feature are available from the Labor Heritage Foundation.