Union Thugs Unite!

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Union Thugs Unite!

Project 2016-02-03 12:40:20 +1300

Stand Up (the CTU's youth union movement) wants to spread the good word!

We think that lots of people either don't know what a union is, or think we're a bunch of thugs - and we want to start a conversation about it. The term "union thug" has been used throughout the history of the labour movement all around the world to paint a picture of unionists as unreasonable, violent and corrupt. The phrase has, in recent times, been used to describe President Barack Obama by Republicans in America due to his history as a grassroots organiser. POTUS isn't a thug!

We want to reclaim the phrase and show that we're actually just normal people who believe that working people should have a say in their working lives. We're not thugs, and our wee t-shirt design will show how ridiculous the description is... and (hopefully) get people to ask "what's this all about then?".

So basically, buy the t-shirt and wear it proudly. We're excited to finally be getting them out there to you!

 

Our super rad Union Thugs t-shirt

We need a minimum of 50 pledges before we can go ahead and get these made and sent out. The t-shirts are Fair Trade certified.

Stand Up is made up of, well...you! Probably. If you're a young worker, anyway. We represent the interests of young workers and apecifically are made up of thousands of young union members across the country. We believe that working people deserve to have a say in their workplaces and that unions are the best way to do this. We (some of us) *like* to call ourselves union thugs, because we think it makes us sound cooler.

In terms of beauracracy, we are made up of three convenors (Asher, Christina and Tony). Here, have a look at our beautiful faces.

 

We also have a bunch of beautiful committee members, but we didn't ask them about sharing their photos, so let's not go there right now...

Any money from pledges will be used to support Stand Up's work in the coming year which, at the moment, focuses on resourcing our presentations in high schools to educate students about their minimum work rights.

 

Cheers for the support!

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Pledgers 38

Peter Clayworth
2016-03-11 12:37:47 +1300
Christina
2016-03-10 19:05:14 +1300

"Christina is awesome and so are unions!"

Anonymous pledger
2016-03-05 10:34:48 +1300

"Support our youth workers. They need to pay my pension soon! Tone down retoric. Share the gains of Capitalism fairly not destroying it."

Simon Wall
2016-03-04 23:26:02 +1300
Jennifer Natoli
2016-03-01 16:53:48 +1300
Frances Mountier
2016-02-22 15:25:06 +1300
Tina Smith
2016-02-17 18:42:40 +1300

"Great work - lets get more young people (and people) in the union movement. "

Edward Miller
2016-02-17 14:17:25 +1300
Amy Hansen
2016-02-16 09:51:28 +1300
Leisa
2016-02-15 22:24:41 +1300
Jessi Abrams
2016-02-14 19:15:57 +1300

"Lovin your work Stand Up!! "

Susannah Bailey
2016-02-11 09:54:47 +1300
ahlene mckee
2016-02-10 15:13:48 +1300
Anita Rosentreter
2016-02-10 10:02:27 +1300

"In support of the FUTURE of unionism."

Sam Gribben
2016-02-10 09:08:02 +1300

"This is what a Union Hug looks like *big hug* thanks for organising this"

Lloyd Woods
2016-02-09 12:29:40 +1300
Claire Nickalls
2016-02-08 20:52:26 +1300
Kylie Zinsli
2016-02-07 19:55:46 +1300
cat walden
2016-02-07 19:43:43 +1300

"Love this and fully support the great work done."

Ryan
2016-02-06 15:24:18 +1300
Jo Wrigley
2016-02-06 07:55:49 +1300
Danielle Davies
2016-02-06 07:36:38 +1300

"xx"

Asher Wilson-Goldman
2016-02-06 02:04:44 +1300

"Yay for unions, yay for Stand Up! "

Tracey McLellan
2016-02-05 20:47:15 +1300
Ron Angel
2016-02-05 20:14:50 +1300
KT
2016-02-05 19:16:11 +1300

"I WANT THIS SHIRT"

Alastair Reith
2016-02-05 17:33:42 +1300
David Kennedy
2016-02-05 17:32:20 +1300
Greg Lloyd
2016-02-05 17:31:14 +1300
Sheryl Cadman
2016-02-05 15:02:07 +1300

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Union Thugs Unite!

Project 2016-02-03 12:40:20 +1300

Stand Up (the CTU's youth union movement) wants to spread the good word!

We think that lots of people either don't know what a union is, or think we're a bunch of thugs - and we want to start a conversation about it. The term "union thug" has been used throughout the history of the labour movement all around the world to paint a picture of unionists as unreasonable, violent and corrupt. The phrase has, in recent times, been used to describe President Barack Obama by Republicans in America due to his history as a grassroots organiser. POTUS isn't a thug!

We want to reclaim the phrase and show that we're actually just normal people who believe that working people should have a say in their working lives. We're not thugs, and our wee t-shirt design will show how ridiculous the description is... and (hopefully) get people to ask "what's this all about then?".

So basically, buy the t-shirt and wear it proudly. We're excited to finally be getting them out there to you!

 

Our super rad Union Thugs t-shirt

We need a minimum of 50 pledges before we can go ahead and get these made and sent out. The t-shirts are Fair Trade certified.

Stand Up is made up of, well...you! Probably. If you're a young worker, anyway. We represent the interests of young workers and apecifically are made up of thousands of young union members across the country. We believe that working people deserve to have a say in their workplaces and that unions are the best way to do this. We (some of us) *like* to call ourselves union thugs, because we think it makes us sound cooler.

In terms of beauracracy, we are made up of three convenors (Asher, Christina and Tony). Here, have a look at our beautiful faces.

 

We also have a bunch of beautiful committee members, but we didn't ask them about sharing their photos, so let's not go there right now...

Any money from pledges will be used to support Stand Up's work in the coming year which, at the moment, focuses on resourcing our presentations in high schools to educate students about their minimum work rights.

 

Cheers for the support!

Comments

Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Peter Clayworth
2016-03-11 12:37:47 +1300
Christina
2016-03-10 19:05:14 +1300

"Christina is awesome and so are unions!"

Anonymous pledger
2016-03-05 10:34:48 +1300

"Support our youth workers. They need to pay my pension soon! Tone down retoric. Share the gains of Capitalism fairly not destroying it."

Simon Wall
2016-03-04 23:26:02 +1300
Jennifer Natoli
2016-03-01 16:53:48 +1300
Frances Mountier
2016-02-22 15:25:06 +1300
Tina Smith
2016-02-17 18:42:40 +1300

"Great work - lets get more young people (and people) in the union movement. "

Edward Miller
2016-02-17 14:17:25 +1300
Amy Hansen
2016-02-16 09:51:28 +1300
Leisa
2016-02-15 22:24:41 +1300
Jessi Abrams
2016-02-14 19:15:57 +1300

"Lovin your work Stand Up!! "

Susannah Bailey
2016-02-11 09:54:47 +1300
ahlene mckee
2016-02-10 15:13:48 +1300
Anita Rosentreter
2016-02-10 10:02:27 +1300

"In support of the FUTURE of unionism."

Sam Gribben
2016-02-10 09:08:02 +1300

"This is what a Union Hug looks like *big hug* thanks for organising this"

Lloyd Woods
2016-02-09 12:29:40 +1300
Claire Nickalls
2016-02-08 20:52:26 +1300
Kylie Zinsli
2016-02-07 19:55:46 +1300
cat walden
2016-02-07 19:43:43 +1300

"Love this and fully support the great work done."

Ryan
2016-02-06 15:24:18 +1300
Jo Wrigley
2016-02-06 07:55:49 +1300
Danielle Davies
2016-02-06 07:36:38 +1300

"xx"

Asher Wilson-Goldman
2016-02-06 02:04:44 +1300

"Yay for unions, yay for Stand Up! "

Tracey McLellan
2016-02-05 20:47:15 +1300
Ron Angel
2016-02-05 20:14:50 +1300
KT
2016-02-05 19:16:11 +1300

"I WANT THIS SHIRT"

Alastair Reith
2016-02-05 17:33:42 +1300
David Kennedy
2016-02-05 17:32:20 +1300
Greg Lloyd
2016-02-05 17:31:14 +1300
Sheryl Cadman
2016-02-05 15:02:07 +1300

Followers of Union Thugs Unite!

This campaign was successful and got its funding on 11/03/2016 at 5:00 PM.