Celebrating the NYTWA

A 17,000-member strong union, the New York Taxi Workers Alliance builds power for one of the most visible, yet vulnerable, immigrant workforces in New York City. Through the A/P/A Institute’s Asian/Pacific American Archives Survey project, the Alliance’s records found a home at the NYU Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, where they will be preserved and made accessible to workers, researchers, and students.

We marked this special occasion with remarks from Bhairavi Desai (Founding Executive Director, NYTWA), Samip Mallick (Founding Executive Director, South Asian American Digital Archive), Chela Scott Weber (Acting Head, NYU Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives),  Jack Tchen (Founding Director, A/P/A Institute at NYU), and Beresford Simmons (35-year taxi veteran, social activist, and DJ of Taxi Vibes).

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