Published 20 May 201921 June 2019 · Cartoons / Labour history How a persecuted union movement fought back Sam Wallman This comic was commissioned by the Rail Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 General Strike and Clarrie O’Shea’s release from prison. It is available as a printed publication, free for RTBU members, and for $5+ supporters of Sam Wallman’s Patreon. Sam Wallman Sam Wallman is a unionist and cartoonist based on unceded Wurundjeri country. He is a member of the Workers Art Collective. His new longform book, Our Members Be Unlimited: a Comic About Unions is out now through Scribe Publications. You can follow his work here. More by Sam Wallman › Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 24 August 2023 · Cartoons Our struggles have no borders Sam Wallman Every worker is your co-worker. Every co-worker is your potential comrade. You have more in common with an unknown worker on the other side of the planet than yo do with your boss. First published in Overland Issue 228 25 July 20238 August 2023 · Cartoons Peeling off scabs in Botany Bay Shane Reside and Sam Wallman In Spring 2020, when an operator set up a company paying bottom-of-the-barrel rates in a crude attempt at scraping a profit out of the lines by undercutting the militant members of the MUA, the workers of port botany went feral. Led by the lines crew, construction workers, train drivers, university lecturers, teachers and students drove the scabs out.