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Songs for Labor Day: Union tunes & working man blues

  • Al Aumuller/New York World-Telegram/Library of Congress

The labor movement and the songbook are intertwined; folk singers, country pickers, punks and popular balladeers have hailed the American worker, and chronicled the trials of earning a paycheck.

Here are our picks for the best songs about work, for your Labor Day listening. "If Woody Guthrie were alive today, he'd have a lot to write about...."

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