A “proud union man” steps up to support The America Votes
Labor Unity Fund.
By Blurt Staff
Tom Morello is set to
release Union Town via
New West Records digitally on May 17th with a physical CD and
Vinyl release to follow on July 19th. All profits from Union Town will
benefit The America Votes Labor Unity Fund via SaveWorkers.org.
The studio recording consists
of 8 pro-union songs featuring three Tom Morello originals, as well as
the Woody Guthrie classic “This Land Is Your Land” (including the
more radical, often censored verses). On February 21st of this year,
Tom Morello performed at the Capitol
Square in Madison,
WI in protest to an anti-union
bill put forward by Governor Scott Walker. (To read Morello’s editorial about his
experience, “Frostbite and Freedom: Tom Morello on the Battle of Madison,”
check it out at RollingStone.com).
The title track from
the Union Town EP is available now for download at http://saveworkers.org. On the heels of Union Town, Tom Morello, as The
Nightwatchman, will release his third full length solo album, World
Wide Rebel Songs, late Summer via New West Records.
“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.”
The America Votes Labor Unity
Fund supports the unified efforts of a broad coalition of national labor
organizations to defend workers and their unions against state legislation,
ballot measures and executive orders that will undermine or destroy their rights.
The America Votes Labor Unity Fund accepts donations from labor organizations
and individuals who donate on their own behalf.
Go to http://saveworkers.org for more details and to make a
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
8. Union Song (Live – Capitol Square, Madison,
Wisconsin Feb. 21st, 2011)