Tom Morello: Cultural Warrior

Union-proud member and activist to be honored at Labor 411 Blue Tie Gala

Tom Morello is as well known for his heavy guitar riffs with Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Street Sweeper Social Club, The Atlas Underground, and his solo acoustic act The Nightwatchman as he is for fervent political activism.

Co-founder of the political group Axis of Justice, whose declared purpose is “to bring together musicians, fans of music, and grassroots political organizations to fight for social justice together,” Morello has championed causes ranging from immigration reform and ending war to abolishing torture and the death penalty.

The proud card-carrying member of AFM Local 47 and IWW will receive the Cultural Warrior Award at this year’s Labor 411 Foundation Blue Tie Gala. The event takes place Thursday, June 6 starting at 6 p.m. at the W Hotel in Hollywood. Additional honorees include UNITE HERE! Local 11 and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. For tickets visit