In that town called San Diego, when the workers try to talk,
The cops will smash them with a sap and tell them, "Take a walk!"
They throw them in a bull-pen and they feed them rotten beans,
And they call that law and order in that city; so it seems
The Little Red Songbook's "We're Bound For San Diego" (1912)
This session of Labor History Talks was recorded on November 17, 2021.