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Our Members Be Unlimited

Our Members Be Unlimited

Scribe Publications | 2022 | Country of Publication: Australia

Sam Wallman

Details

230 pages | All Ages
Graphic Novel

Genre: Non Fiction, Educational, History

Contents

“Our Members Be Unlimited: a comic about workers and their unions” 230 pages

Writer/Artist: Sam Wallman

Comic Arts Awards of Australia

Short Listed Project

Notes:

An original and visually powerful exploration of unionism.

In our current political climate, people are looking for answers — and alternatives. The promise of unions is that their ‘members be unlimited’: that they don’t belong to the rich, the powerful, or special interests, but to all workers.

How did the idea of unionism arise? Where has it flourished? And what are its challenges in the 21st century? From Britain to Bangladesh, from the first union of the 18th century to today, from solidarity in Walmart China to his own experiences in an Amazon warehouse in Melbourne, comics journalist Sam Wallman explores the urge to come together and cooperate that arises again and again in workers and workplaces everywhere.

With a dynamic and distinctive art style, and writing that’s both thoughtful and down to earth, Our Members Be Unlimited serves as an entry point for young people or those new to these notions of collective action, but also as an invigorating read to those already engaged in the struggle for better working conditions — and a better world.

 

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Entry created: October 31, 2023 at 1:40 pm | Updated: October 31, 2023 at 1:40 pm

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