Remembering Joe Hill:
I first heard of Joe Hill listening to Utah PhillipsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ music. November 19th marks the anniversary of his execution. Joe Hill was an I.W.W. Activist and fought for workerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s rights. Back in his day workers were literally risking their lives fighting for rights we take for granted today. For the 8 hour day, minimum wage, 40 hour work week and workerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s compensation thanks go to people like Joe Hill and the countless other men and women who fought for workerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s rights.
‘I dreamed i saw joe hill last night, alive as he could be’ — a lyric from a billy bragg concert.
i too learned of joe hill from utah phillips, but… i doubt many people know about him these days of 60 hour work weeks and million dollar 2 bedroom apts.