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INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHERS

BOOK OF THE WEEK

Our Members Be Unlimited: A Comic About Workers and Their Unions / by Sam Wallman
Scribe US , 2022

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).

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.

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