Our Members Be Unlimited
A timely and inspiring work of comics journalism—the history of unions and why we need them (and a first-hand account of working in an Amazon warehouse)
A Comic About Workers And Their Unions
By Sam Wallman
Workers of the world, unite!
From comics journalist Sam Wallman comes a thoughtful plunge into the history of unions. Through distinctive art and sharp-eyed reporting, Wallman ushers us into the hidden aisles of 21st-century labor conditions, and shows us recent labor movements and union triumphs—all while framing current conditions against the history of unions and the earliest rallying cries for worker rights.
It’s an entry point for younger generations, and a reminder for workers who have had their livelihood reduced by capitalist pressures. It’s also a primer for those new to the power of collective action.
From an Amazon warehouse in Melbourne (where Sam worked for a year), to Britain and Bangladesh, to Walmart in China and the New York Taxi Workers Alliance strike against the Trump-era refugee ban of 2017, this book is a highly original and visual exploration of the power of unions.
“Our Members Be Unlimited is a beautiful and often moving guide to union organizing that’s in touch with the reality of work today. Sam Wallman draws on the history of working-class resistance and the humanism at the heart of our movement to guide and give heart to activists.”—Bhaskar Sunkara, founding editor of Jacobin
“Beautiful, bold, and necessary. An original and timely look at labor’s past and present that shows how workers won the rights we have and how they’ll be taken away if we don’t use our power to keep them and build on them.”—Sara Nelson, International President of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA
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