Featuring band organizer Henry Bagwell (far right) and four members of the IAM UnioNation band: Alex Stone (acoustic guitar and vocals), "Mack" McKinney (vocals, second from left), Dustin Fountain (congas, far left) and Dannette Jones (vocals, not pictured).
Midnight Railroad Blues (words/music by David Riggs, performed by Stone, McKinney and Fountain); Bone Tired (performed by Stone, McKinney, Fountain and Jones); No Mercy (performed by Stone, McKinney, Fountain and Jones); For All of the Times (words/music by W.J. Kent; performed by Jones). Plus a holiday song performed by McKinney.
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) members express their solidarity in a number of ways – on the strike line, at the ballot box or simply with some words of encouragement to a union brother or sister. UnioNation is a band founded by IAM members from across the country -- and even Canada -- who hope their songs will inspire union and non-union workers to fight for justice on the job; for them, solidarity means a guitar chord, a chorus verse, and even their very own albums. The band has proven to be an outlet for IAM members with a musical talent and an urge to spread the word about the labor movement.
Click here for details on the band and their CDs.