I am a retired New York City public school teacher. Active in my union, the United Federation of Teachers, I was an editor of a union newsletter, the elected building rep for my school, a traveling delegate, and a union advocate representing union members brought up on disciplinary charges. For many years now I have been contributing cartoons for the union's New York Teacher newspaper, which have garnered for the union three International Labor Communications Association awards and a Metro NY Labor Communications Council award. My cartoons have also appeared in the Detroit Teacher.
My parents were both union members, and I grew up listening to songs about labor struggles. It is my hope to make some small contribution in those ongoing struggles.