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 and the Westchester Community College Federation of Teachers' FT Connect.
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.