About us

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Members of the chorus represent many different unions such as… the Wobblies (Industrial Workers of the World), American Federation of Teachers, SEIU Local 535, United Educators of San Francisco, Plumbers/Pipefitters Local 467, Sign and Display Local 510, California Faculty Association, Nabet-CWA51, IBEW 1275, Carpenters Local 22, OPEIU 3, NWU Local 3, ILWU, AFSME, Local 2, Teamsters Local 85, and others.

 

Our musical director

Pat Wynne, Labor Chorus directorMusical Director Pat Wynne is a performer, music teacher and vocal coach as well as a long time labor activist and organizer. She founded the Chorus in the spring of 1999. Pat arranges many of the pieces we perform and writes original songs for the Chorus, often in collaboration with Bernard Gilbert. In 2014, Pat received the Joe Hill Award, the highest national honor in the field of labor culture.

Pat teaches part-time in Labor Studies and Music at City College of San Francisco. She sings in various Bay Area ensembles including ReSisters (with Liliana Herrara and Hali Hammer). With Bernard Gilbert, she hosts the bimonthly Freedom Song Network song swaps at her house in San Francisco. Contact Pat Wynne at 415-648-3457 or by e-mail.

Here’s Pat singing a labor song with Hali Hammer of the ReSisters:

 

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Above: Pat Wynne at the Library of Congress in 2014, as they accept her book “Singing Out and Fighting Back” for the collection.

 

Contact us

Have questions? Want to ask about joining the Chorus? Want to make a donation? Use the form below to contact our director, Pat Wynne.

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All material on this Web site copyright (c) 2003-2014 Pat Wynne, unless otherwise credited. Header photo courtesy Carol Steinfeld.

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