We Shall Overcome

By New York City Labor Chorus

nyc lbr chorus2The New York City Labor Chorus, with 75 members representing over 20 labor unions and District Councils, was founded in 1991. The Chorus promotes union solidarity by expressing through song the history and ongoing struggles of workers for economic and social justice. Their dynamic repertoire combines the power and culture of union music with the great gospel, jazz, classical and folk traditions. http://www.nyclc.org/

—Many of the songs selected for this feature are available from the Labor Heritage Foundation at http://www.laborheritage.org/