The last general strike in the U.S. was in Oakland, California in 1946. After that, the U.S. Government succeeded in preventing general strikes by passing the Taft-Hartley Act, making solidarity strikes by unions illegal (among other things).
The fact that the words “general strike” have even been uttered in conjunction with Wisconsin is absolutely thrilling. This is a repost of information from the amazing Eric Drooker about his new general strike poster. The role of art in revolution just cannot be underestimated.
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The IWW in Wisconsin hired Eric Drooker to design posters for a General Strike, which he is told may be immanent. The “Industrial Workers of the World” asked him to create versions in Spanish and Arabic, for international solidarity.
Please forward (& print) attached images widely, as you see fit, to union locals, blogs, websites, facebook, solidarity organizations, etc.
Print posters! Download hi-res versions here:
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IWW is coordinating with larger unions to initiate a demonstrative one day General Strike throughout the state of Wisconsin–the date of which is to be determined during the coming week. The IWW is committed to organizing a grassroots, worker-led response to this and other economic problems.