This 2011 studio EP consists of eight 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). In February 2011, Tom performed at the Capitol Square in Madison, Wis., in protest to an anti-union bill put forward by Governor Scott Walker and a live song from that appearance is also included here. 180-gram 12-inch vinyl from New West Records. All profits from Union Town will benefit The America Votes Labor Unity Fund via SaveWorkers.org.
"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." — Tom Morello, a.k.a., The Nightwatchman.
|Which Side Are You On?|
|A Wall Against the Wind|
|This Land Is Your Land|
|I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night|
|Union Song (Live In Madison, WI)|