Industrial Democracy Arrives

By John Pietaro & The Flames of Discontent

JohnPietaroFrom the CD "I Dreamed I Heard Joe Hill Last Night," comes a gathering of radical union songs and poetry by union organizer and musician John Pietaro, developed in collaboration with historian/author Paul Buhle, and project producer/guitarist Clifford Murphy, to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). It was sponsored by the Rhode Island Labor History Society.

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