Punk Band to Anti-Union Governor: ‘We Literally Hate You!!!’

01 29 2015 dropkicksWisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker is going to need a new entrance song.

The anti-union governor, best known for stripping collective bargaining rights for most Wisconsin public employees, played the Dropkick Murphys’ hit song “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” as he bounced onto an Iowa stage to deliver remarks this past weekend.

The outspokenly pro-worker punk band caught wind of Walkers’ song choice. And they weren’t pleased.

“Please stop using our music in any way…we literally hate you!!! Love, Dropkick Murphys,” the band tweeted.

It’s not the first time the Dropkicks have stood up for workers. The band put on a free show for Ohio union members in 2013 while the state’s governor, John Kasich, pushed for a right-to-work (for less) law. The legislation failed.

Watch the Machinists News Network’s video highlighting a night to remember for Ohio’s working men and women.

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