Tom Morello, Wayne Kramer of MC5 at Capitol in Madison to Support Public Unions

The ongoing labor union debate in Madison has spread across the country, attracting the interest of high profile musicians who want to lend a hand for the cause. Tom Morello aka The Nightwatchmen and formerly of Rage Against the Machine and Wayne Kramer of the legendary MC5 join Mike McColgan (Dropkick Murphys), Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Tommy Gabel (Against Me!) and Ike Reilly for a Wisconsin Worker Rally show Monday at Monona Terrace, starting at 6pm. Tom Morello will speak on the steps of the Capitol at 5pm just before the show.

Tom Morello

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Morello has been playing politically leaning folk music for almost ten years and is passionate about workers' rights.

In an interview with the Huffington Post, Morello says, "I really think that the future of the rights of working people in this country is not going to be decided in the courts," he said. "It's not going to be decided in Congress or radio talk shows. The future of rights of working people in this country will be the fight on the streets of Madison, Wisconsin."

Morello belongs to the Professional Musicians Local 47 in Los Angeles and grew up in Illinois with a mother who worked for 30 years in the public schools. He joins the MC5’s Wayne Kramer who is no stranger to standing up for what you believe in. The Detroit rocker survived the infamous riots during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

The show is being organized by the labor organizations onsite, including the AFL-CIO, AFSCME and SEIU.

Wayne Kramer

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