New comic on feminism and unionism


The Graphic History Collective is pleased to announce the latest contribution to the Graphic History Project:

An "Entirely Different" Kind of Labour Union: The Service, Office, and Retail Workers' Union of Canada.

Growing out of the many movements that emerged in the 1960s and 70s, SORWUC was a socialist-feminist union based out of Vancouver, British Columbia that sought to organize workers the broader labour movement had been unable or unwilling to organize, particularly (although not limited to) women working in offices, banks, and restaurants.

Authors: Julia Smith, Robin Folvik, and Sean Carleton

Illustrator: Ethan Heitner

The comic is available online for free: