Since 2006, Wisconsin Latinx workers have resisted attacks on immigrant communities by launching statewide general strikes known as Days Without Latinx & Immigrants. Tens of thousands of people have stopped work, walked out of school, and closed hundreds of businesses such as dairy farms and restaurants. Led by the Milwaukee-based worker center Voces de la Frontera, these mobilizations have helped defeat efforts to criminalize immigrants, legalize racial profiling, and turn local law enforcement into de facto immigration agents. Wisconsin immigrant workers are using their labor power to fight for a world where all can cross borders with dignity, all are free from poverty and discrimination, and all families thrive.
This CPH poster printed at the worker-owned and union-run Community Printers, Santa Cruz, CA.
This is #164 in the Celebrate People’s History Poster Series.
Josiah Werning is a designer from and based in Milwaukee.
Voces de la Frontera is an immigrant rights organization based in Wisconsin.