Before Tom Morello was "The Nightwatchman," he was the son of a teacher.
His mother belonged to a union, and that is why her salary was enough to support the family, he said. Those beginnings are the reason Morello is an ardent proponent of unions for teachers and public employees.
Morello uses his music to advocate for progressive political causes.
Before his Tuesday night performance at the , he talked with Jennifer Gareau, a first-grade teacher at in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District.
Gareau is working to defeat Issue 2, the state-wide referendum that would limit collective bargaining rights of public-sector employees.