Because an honest day's work deserves an honest day's pay
The union matters and it's here to stay!
Because I need clothing, a home and to eat
The union matters and I vote with my feet
Because my teeth need cleaning and filling
The union matters and to bargain, I'm willing
Because a woman's work has value and power
The union matters and equates by the hour
Because this single mom needs a job that's secure
The union matters and job stability they ensure
Because I want to retire, my service complete
The union matters keeping pensions replete
Hold fast brothers and sistersHold fast with all your might
Because the union matters, the union makes it right!