Last week, the Center for Media and Democracy reported on the amusing mistake made by a Politico reporter who misidentified the blue Wisconsin state flag as a "union flag" that signaled President Obama's support for the Wisconsin labor struggle. The story rocketed around the state and caused many chuckles.
Now, Wisconsin's American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, (AFSCME), a leader in the fight for collective bargaining rights, has taken the joke and run with it. The union has created a website for "Wisconsin Local 1848," where citizens can sign up to download their nifty "union card." They will also receive updates from AFSCME on the struggle for workers rights in Wisconsin. Stay tuned, T-shirts, buttons and posters are sure to follow.