On October 19 we had a terrific panel on the surge in organizing among journalists, writers and media workers. Moderated by Steven Greenhouse with panelists Nastaran Mohit (NewsGuild of NY), Hamilton Nolan (Writers Guild of America, East) and Jillian Steinhauer Freelance Solidarity Project, National Writers Union.
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Journalists, writers and media workers are organizing in record numbers. Why is it happening now and what are the issues driving this movement? Join us for a panel discussion with speakers who are on the front lines of this surge in organizing.
Moderator: Steven Greenhouse, award-winning freelance journalist and writer
Panelists: Nastaran Mohit, NewsGuild of New York Hamilton Nolan, Council Member, Writers Guild of America, East Jillian Steinhauer, National Writers Union
On May 11, Metro honored a great labor communicator – Bill Fletcher, Jr. And his remarks that day showed how deserving he was of this honor. View his remarks here.
We also had dynamic panel on the issue of Race and Labor. Panelists included: Bill Fletcher (moderating) Professor Clarence Taylor, SLU-CUNY, Biruk Assefa, CWA; Shi Greene, Laborers; and Sean Petty, RN, NYSNA. View panel discussion here.
When the knock came at the door for
I thought about a man: Davino Watson
A US citizen
Locked up for forty-one months by ICE
Over 3 years
Of his life lost. For what? A clerical error
Or clerical terror
And then about Bello, the Bakersfield poet
Targeted by ICE
and locked up for reading his critical verse
So, when the unexpected knock came
at the door
At first I froze
Just me at home and my two-year-old
And now we all know,
And it’s no exaggeration,
That ICE tortures children,
And rapes them,
and kills them.
The knocker, however,
Was only the super
As it turned out,