Graphic made for the Wisconsin Uprising in 2010. Mass movement against Gov. Walker’s attack on collective bargaining rights for public employee unions led to a two-week occupation of the State Capital Building and months of protests across the state with with some marches in Madison eclipsing 250,000 people. The movement unfortunately shifted to electoral politics and a recall effort that Walker won with major financial backing from his allies – Koch Industries, etc. Wisconsin has never been the same since the labor defeat and is now a model for the Republicans across the country on how to destroy public employee unions.
A crowd of people marching, holding various protest signs defending unions and labor organizing, including “FIREFIGHTERS FOR LABOR”.
A vintage image of a badger in black and white line drawing, claws out and teeth bared, staring down a small rat. Upon the rodent, the words: “Governor Walker. Koch Brothers.” Above the badger, in old-timey typography, it states: “Wisconsin Workers United Against Union Busting.”