Tom Morello, from Rage Against the Machine fame, has recorded and released a pro-union album and will donate the proceeds to a labor organization. Tom Morello has been very active when it comes to music and activism, including his work with Audioslave and Street Sweeper Social Club. Below is a video of the title track from the album, and you can download the song for FREE here:
Here is Tom Morello and friends performing at a pro-union concert in Wisconsin.
The new EP, titled "Union Town" will contain eight pro-union songs, some of the songs he was inspired to write after his experience in Madison, Wisconsin attending the pro-union rallies this past February. All the profits from the sale of the EP will go to benefit The America Votes Labor Unity Fund. For more information, visit SaveWorkers.org.
Tom Morello : The Nightwatchman Union Town Track Listing:
1. Union Town
2. Solidarity Forever
3. Which Side Are You On?
4. A Wall Against The Wind
5. 16 Tons
6. This Land Is Your Land
7. I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night
8. Union Song (Live – Capitol Square, Madison, Wisconsin Feb. 21st, 2011)
IN a press release, Tom said, "Performing in Madison, Wisconsin and seeing 100,000 people in the streets demanding justice inspired me to record an album of union fighting songs. I've been a proud union man for 22 years and my mom was a union public high school teacher, so for me this fight is very personal. Unions are a crucial counterweight to the raw corporate greed that torpedoed our economy, threatens our environment and wants to strip away decades of social progress. From Cairo to Madison, workers are pushing back and tyrants are falling. Here's a soundtrack for our fight."