Fat furry in glasses industrial workers of the world squash the boss

Chicago Union Furry Fetish Art

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Chicago Union Furry Fetish Art refers to a Facebook post made by the Greater Chicago Industrial Workers of the World of Furry fanart featuring an over-sized skunk labeled with the Industrial Workers of the World logo squishing a rich hamster with the caption "squash the boss!" and "unite your workplace!" The post spread to Twitter in January 2020 with the assumption that the chapter was unaware of the art's furry affiliation.

Origin

On January 27th, 2020, Facebook[3] account Greater Chicago IWW posted the "Squash the Boss" image with the caption, "The best cure for a case of the Monday鈥檚 is One Big Union" (shown below). The post was taken from Facebook[2] user Brian Schildwachter and posted to the chapter facebook by Kelsey Tanabe Walker.


SQUASH THE BOSS! ELEEN 2019 OF THE WORKERS UNITE YOUR WORKPLACE! INDUSTRIAL WORLD

Spread

On January 28th, 2020, Twitter user @spacedrugs[4] reposted a screenshot of the Facebook post with the caption, "is someone going to tell them?" (shown below, left). The tweet gained over 1,300 likes and 270 retweets in a day. That day, The Daily Dot[1] wrote that "Jay, who commissioned the art and requested to use a pseudonym for this article, said it was a response to far-right politics they鈥檝e observed in the furry fandom." The official Twitter[6] account for Industrial Workers of the World shared the Daily Dot article "Labor Union Unknowingly Posted Furry Fetish Art to Facebook" with the caption, "'unknowingly' 馃槈" (shown below, right). The tweet gained over 680 likes in a day. On January 29th, the Daily Dot article was posted to r/stupidpol[5] by Redditor shitpost953. In a direct message correspondence with Know Your Meme, Kelsey Tanabe Walker, the person responsible for the Greater Chicago IWW post revealed that although the organization had no "official affiliation with the furry community," furries are welcomed into the union as if they were "any other worker":

As the IWW is also known as the One Big Union, and we believe that when workers come together as a unit, they can overpower their bosses, we originally took the meaning of the image to be in reference to this principle. While we have no official affiliation with the furry community, we appreciate that furry workers hold these same values of worker power, and welcome them in our union the same as any other worker.


I the knife alien @spacedrugs is someone going to tell them? Greater Chicago IWW 23 hrs 路 O The best cure for a case of the Monday's is One Big Union SQUASH THE BOSS! ErugEN OF THE WORKERS UNITE YOUR WORKPLACE! 12:39 PM 路 Jan 28, 2020 路 TweetDeck INDUSTRIAL WORLD A Industrial Workers of the World @iww "unknowingly" Labor Union Unknowingly Posted Furry Fetish Art to Fac... The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) posted what's been described as furry fetish art to one of its official ... S dailydot.com 11:36 PM 路 Jan 28, 2020 路 Twitter for iPhone STRIAE WORKE

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Lucian Loutranger @Lucian_Lutrae Replying to @Lucian_Lutrae and @spacedrugs With all these faves, I just had to post this in response. Join One Big UwUnion y'all THE U.W.U. COMING! JOIN THE ONE BIG UWUNION 12:36 AM 路 Jan 29, 2020 路 Twitter for Android Mx. Jubilee Alexander @DJPizzazz Replying to @spacedrugs and @pogform uwu Guwutine has the hunggies for Powiticians 1:47 PM 路 Jan 28, 2020 路 Twitter for iPhone Sacramento Iww @RiverCityIWW Counterpoint: we do know and we just don't care. Labor Union Unknowingly Posted Furry Fetish Art to Fac... WORKE The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) posted what's been described as furry fetish art to one of its official .. S dailydot.com 1:13 AM 路 Jan 29, 2020 路 Twitter Web App TRIAL London IWW @LondonlWW "Yes. We knew nothing. Yes officer, huge misunderstanding. Not that kind of misunderstanding no. Yes. Yes. Thank you." *hangs up* "Got away with it lads nice one" Labor Union Unknowingly Posted Furry Fetish Art to Fac... WORKE The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) posted what's been described as furry fetish art to one of its official . P dailydot.com 8:34 AM 路 Jan 29, 2020 路 Twitter for Android STRIAL * dave! * @space_ace_rat furry fetish p--- labor unions what went down today on facebook 11:53 PM 路 Jan 28, 2020 路 Twitter for Android kaje @johnnykaje But...there's no unionization in this cartoon, it's one individual taking on the boss. This furry inflation p--- is a bad representation of worker's unions. I the knife alien @spacedrugs 路 21h is someone going to tell them? UNITE YOUR WORKPLACE! 10:42 PM 路 Jan 28, 2020 路 Twitter for iPhone NORLD

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[1] DailyDot 鈥 Furry Art IWW

[2] Facebook 鈥 Brian Schildwachter

[3] Facebook 鈥 Greater Chicago IWW

[4] Twitter 鈥 spacedrugs

[5] Reddit 鈥 r/stupidpol

[6] Twitter 鈥 iww

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