Autoworkers Under the Gun

Autoworkers Under the Gun
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Monday, September 2, 2013

Down in Toyota

(dedicated to unjustly fired volunteer union organizers, Noel Riddell and Manuel Eades)

Good engineering
makes assembly quicker.
Yeah, high tech is good,
but people are cheaper,
down in Toyota,
Toyota town, Kentucky.

They use people up
and dump'em when they’re done.
There's a whole lot more
where them people come from,
down in Toyota,
Toyota town, Kentucky.

They wear'em out so
fast may as well hire temps.
Never be bothered
by no long commitments,
down in Toyota,
Toyota town, Kentucky.

The best process, they
say, is user friendly.
But who thinks future?
Everyone's temporary,
down in Toyota,
Toyota town, Kentucky.

Big money to be
made in the Bluegrass State.
Expectation's low
and a promise is bait,
down in Toyota,
Toyota town, Kentucky.

Don't need no robots
to work the factory floors.
Work ya' till they hurt
ya' then throw ya' outdoors,
down in Toyota,
Toyota town, Kentucky.

A workplace don't need
any democracy.
Too messy, they say, 
and the union's a waste,
down in Toyota,
Toyota town, Kentucky.

Good engineering
makes assembly quicker.
Yeah, high tech is good,
but people are cheaper,
down in Toyota,
Toyota town, Kentucky.


Gregg Shotwell




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