Gary Huck in the Chicago Tribune

Mar 4, 2015

A cartoonist friend of mine from the early 80's, Gary Huck, was written up in a great article by Christopher Borrelli in the Chicago Tribune. Gary is a labor union cartoonist, talk about a niche market cartoonist. Gary has been creating cartoons, illustrations and posters for the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America for the last 29 years. 

Gary created one of my all-time favorite cartoons when General Electric workers were faced with having to take drug tests. Gary drew the face of Jack Welch, the CEO of GE at the bottom of a urine-sample cup. The headline caption read..."How GE can promote drug testing..." The cartoon ran in the UE News and as you can imagine was very popular and widely circulated at GE. The cartoon even got the attention of Welch who called to complain.

An editorial cartoon is a graphic protest. Cartoonists don't aim to please, they just aim.

Below is the link for the entire article about Gary's labor union cartoon career.

-Milt Priggee

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