April 4, 2011

Zombies and Union: Solidarity Beyond the Grave

I support Unions and I don't understand a lot of the anti-Union rhetoric out there. Sure, all human organizations can grow corrupt and lose their purpose, and Unions are not exempt from this human fault, but when Unions work they are an essential guarantee of worker's rights. This is what I know to be true, and the zombies seem to agree with me.

On Saturday, April 2nd, a Zombie Walk was organized in Madison, Wisconsin to protest Governor Scott Walker's decision to sign an anti-union bill.

Why use zombies to make a statement? As Brian Jacobson reports at Third Coast Digest, protesters were able to use the imagery of the zombie and its connection to stagnation and decay to express how they feel about the backwards, anti-union politics in Wisconsin. Jacobson observes that "zombie protesters carried signs expressing their displeasure with Governor Scott Walker’s policies. Sending their message in no uncertain terms, standouts included 'Even Zombies Are Active, Get Out And Vote April 5th', 'Walker: Turning The Working Class Into The Walking Dead'"

You can read all about the walk / protest at Third Coast Digest.