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Steve Earle Releases Music To Support Wisconsin Workers

Posted by Dustin Stout on 03/13/2011

In support of the protests of public worker unions in Wisconsin and elsewhere, Steve Earle has released "Harlan Man" and "The Mountain" as a special 2-track digital single.
All of the songs' proceeds will benefit The America Votes Labor Unity Fund, which promotes fair labor-management relations in the private and public sectors and defends workers and their unions against state legislation, ballot measures and executive orders that are aimed at undermining or destroying organizing and bargaining rights and unemployment standards. 
"Unions are a fundamental component of Democracy throughout the free world," said Earle. "All eyes are on Wisconsin."
Republican legislatures in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and other states are moving to strip middle class workers of their collective bargaining rights. The America Votes Labor Unity Fund united labor organizations, allied progressive groups and individuals to fight for workers -- on the ground and on the airwaves.
"Harlan Man" and "The Mountain" first appeared on Earle's 1999 bluegrass album with the Del McCoury Band, "The Mountain."