December 4, 2013
TEN REASONS WE’RE AGAINST UNIONS
My new political cartoon.
TRANSCRIPT
Panel 1Large lettering shows the title: Ten Reasons We’re Against Unions!Below the title lettering, a group of picketing workers can be seen. Most are just silhouettes, but three people in the foreground are drawn in more detail, and their signs can be read.SIGN 1: Workers United Against Workers UnitingSIGN 2: I Prefer Having No Power!SIGN 3: I (heart symbol) BossesPanel 2WOMAN 1: Unions just want to line their own pockets!WOMAN 2: Unlike bosses, who have only our best interests at heart.Panel 3Man counts off points on the fingers of one hand. The hand has seven fingers.MAN: Other than weekends, lunch breaks, overtime pay, parental leave, pension plans, higher wages, and sick leave, what good have unions ever done?Panel 4Rosie the Riveter, in her traditional showing off the bicep pose, but she’s inanely grinning.ROSIE: I deserve less pay than men.Panel 5Two men with work-uniform vests on. The first man is missing teeth, and an ear, and an eye, and has a hook replacing one hand. The second man has a wooden peg instead of a head.EYEPATCH MAN: I wouldn’t want the company wasting money making my job safer!PEGHEAD MAN: Heck no!Panel 6Professorial type with glasses and pipe holds up a crude drawing of a face with fangs and horns, labeled “unions.”PROF: Speaking objectively, all unions are evil! Eeevviilllll!Panel 7CHEERFUL WOMAN: I want the “right to work!” Along with the right to be arbitrarily fired!Panel 8White woman speaks in foreground, oblivious to the two Black folks in the background who look annoyed by her words.WHITE WOMAN: Who cares if unions reduce the pay gap between non-white and white workers?Panel 9A businessman flies high in the sky, riding on a giant packet of cash, his necktie flapping in the wind.BUSINESSMAN: It’s wrong that unions spend money influencing Congress. Only business should get to do that!Panel 10Young woman, brimming with confidence, speaks in the foreground. In the background, three other people, one carrying a box, one typing at a terminal – also speak. All four are wearing identical hats and short-sleeved shirts – they’re clearly co-workers.YOUNG WOMAN: One day, I’ll get rich, and I’ll be the boss. Once that happens, I won’t want some union getting in my way!COWORKER 1: I’m also gonna be boss!COWORKER 2: Me too!COWORKER 3: Me too!Panel 11Woman shrugging.WOMAN: Who’d want more power at work?

TEN REASONS WE’RE AGAINST UNIONS

My new political cartoon.

TRANSCRIPT

Panel 1
Large lettering shows the title: Ten Reasons We’re Against Unions!
Below the title lettering, a group of picketing workers can be seen. Most are just silhouettes, but three people in the foreground are drawn in more detail, and their signs can be read.
SIGN 1: Workers United Against Workers Uniting
SIGN 2: I Prefer Having No Power!
SIGN 3: I (heart symbol) Bosses

Panel 2
WOMAN 1: Unions just want to line their own pockets!
WOMAN 2: Unlike bosses, who have only our best interests at heart.

Panel 3
Man counts off points on the fingers of one hand. The hand has seven fingers.
MAN: Other than weekends, lunch breaks, overtime pay, parental leave, pension plans, higher wages, and sick leave, what good have unions ever done?

Panel 4
Rosie the Riveter, in her traditional showing off the bicep pose, but she’s inanely grinning.
ROSIE: I deserve less pay than men.

Panel 5
Two men with work-uniform vests on. The first man is missing teeth, and an ear, and an eye, and has a hook replacing one hand. The second man has a wooden peg instead of a head.
EYEPATCH MAN: I wouldn’t want the company wasting money making my job safer!
PEGHEAD MAN: Heck no!

Panel 6
Professorial type with glasses and pipe holds up a crude drawing of a face with fangs and horns, labeled “unions.”
PROF: Speaking objectively, all unions are evil! Eeevviilllll!

Panel 7
CHEERFUL WOMAN: I want the “right to work!” Along with the right to be arbitrarily fired!

Panel 8
White woman speaks in foreground, oblivious to the two Black folks in the background who look annoyed by her words.
WHITE WOMAN: Who cares if unions reduce the pay gap between non-white and white workers?

Panel 9
A businessman flies high in the sky, riding on a giant packet of cash, his necktie flapping in the wind.
BUSINESSMAN: It’s wrong that unions spend money influencing Congress. Only business should get to do that!

Panel 10
Young woman, brimming with confidence, speaks in the foreground. In the background, three other people, one carrying a box, one typing at a terminal – also speak. All four are wearing identical hats and short-sleeved shirts – they’re clearly co-workers.
YOUNG WOMAN: One day, I’ll get rich, and I’ll be the boss. Once that happens, I won’t want some union getting in my way!
COWORKER 1: I’m also gonna be boss!
COWORKER 2: Me too!
COWORKER 3: Me too!

Panel 11
Woman shrugging.
WOMAN: Who’d want more power at work?

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