The grocery workers are strong and proud, see how our knives are worn
See how our backs are strong and how our hands are scuffed and torn
We stock your shelves with all the food folks need to stay alive
Without our time and labor half the middle class would die

Your floors we mop, your shelves we stock, your customers we serve
Our bodies test their limits here for less than we deserve
And if you try to work us harder We're going to kick you ass
For we will fight this war forever for each other and our class

The management is cutting corners, look how they pretend
They care about the workers while they speed up production
And if you cut our wages down we're going to kick their ass
For we will fight this war forever for each other and our class

So we will wage a battle for the rights that we have earned
And we will build our union so that everyone is heard
If you try to break our unity we're going to kick you ass
For we will fight this war forever for each other and our class

And we will not be fooled by the AFL-CIO
Our union's not a union if we don't all share control
And if you try co-opting us I'm going to kick you ass
For we will fight this war forever for each other and our class

When the boss is off we slack all day and do our best to stall
We take our breaks for hours and won't punch the clock at all
We talk amongst each other about how much we hate our boss
And we eat whatever we want and totally ignore the cost

The grocery workers are strong and proud, see how our knives are worn
See how our backs are strong and how our hands are scuffed and torn
We're forming our own union and this union's gonna last
‘Cause we will fight this war forever for each other and our class


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