Building an open database of police union contracts, and fact sheets on police accountability for 100 U.S. cities: http://www.checkthepolice.org
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RT @CriticalReading: Five examples of #civildisobedience to remember | Richard Seymour: guardian.co.uk/…
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RT @CriticalReading: San Francisco public workers made the issue corporate tax dodgers not the budget deficit and won a better contract.
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A unionized public employee, a tea party member, and a CEO

Plate of Cookies

are sitting at a table. In the middle of the table is a plate with a dozen cookies on it. The CEO reaches across and takes 11 cookies, looks at the tea party member and says, “Watch out for that union guy. He wants a piece of your cookie.”

Saw this making the rounds on Facebook and other forums — so much so, that I was unable to track down the source. It glosses over a bit, but does a good job telling a powerful story in simple, visual terms. A nice bit of information design!

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Union Made, Wisconsin. Great downloadable graphic from Just Seeds member Colin Matthes. Click through for a high resolution version.
Union Made
Update 3/7/2011 — Another good one:
Closed for Democracy
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Agitate! Educate! Organize!


My interview with Lincoln Cushing, co-author of Agitate! Educate! Organize!: American Labor Posters is up at Design Observer along with a brief slideshow of selections from the book.

We talk about the book, its origins, and the trouble with political posters.

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Union Label Archive. Great online gallery of the visual landscape of US union labels, logos and symbols. Happy Labor Day! (via)
Union Labels
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Pencils2MediaMoguls. “For the last couple of months, television fans have been buying pencils to send to the media moguls — the heads of six major companies that dominate the [Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers] — to demonstrate their support for the [striking] writers of their favorite TV series. On December 11, the first 500,000 pencils were delivered in Los Angeles. On Wednesday, another 200,000 will be delivered in New York.” Appropriately, the press conference will take place by the New York Stock Exchange.
(After the demo, the pencils are donated to the public school children.)
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Labor Website of the Year. Promoting better design among trade union websites around the world. Voting for the 2007 contest ends January 31.
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Workers of the World Play Ball, 2

Jewish Labor Committee ProgramWith regards to this post, reader ryan sent me this bit from NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives about another labor-driven counter-olympics event. This one hosted by the Jewish Labor Committee in New York City as part of its anti-Nazi campaign:

“When the American Olympics Committee declined to heed widespread protests against United States participation in the Berlin Olympics of 1936, the [Jewish Labor Committee] held a World Labor Athletic Carnival (also known as the Counter-Olympics) at Randall’s Island in New York City during August 1936. Dozens of teams representing New York union locals competed, and the main events featured outstanding amateur athletes from across the country. Governor Herbert Lehman presented the prizes. The Carnival received extensive nationwide press coverage, and the JLC repeated the event in the summer of 1937.”

The site has a few images from the movement.

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