My name is Michael Comoroto, and I'm an award-winning writer and communications expert from Philadelphia, PA. I hold a master's degree in writing and have over ten years of professional experience. My work has appeared in USA TodayThe Star-Ledger, and The Press of Atlantic City, among other places. I'm also highly skilled in media relations, graphic design, and digital marketing.


Opinion Pieces

Below are articles I wrote and had published on behalf of NJ State AFL-CIO President Charlie Wowkanech and SERV Behavioral Health System CEO Regina Widdows.

Labor Day is a chance to celebrate our solidarity, prepare for battles ahead, union leader says

For many, Labor Day simply marks the end of summer and the beginning of the school year. For my brothers and sisters in the labor movement, however, the holiday is much more significant.

New Jersey native Peter J. McGuire, the co-founder of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, proposed the first Labor Day at a New York Central Labor Union meeting in 1882, when he introduced a resolution calling for workers to lead a "festive parade through the streets of the city" on the first Monday of Septem

Union politicians helped achieve labor's progressive NJ policy goals, says Charles Wowkanech

Today’s progressive, pro-worker victories in the halls of Trenton were born more than 20 years ago at the New Jersey State AFL-CIO headquarters on State Street, only a couple hundred or so yards from the capitol building. The passage of a $15 minimum wage, a landmark paid family leave program and other legislation to lift up New Jersey’s working families are the culmination of an idea we had in 1997. Tired of politicians who took our money and turned their backs, we asked this simple question: Instead of hoping for our leaders to do right by union members, what if we elected union members themselves?

Mental Illness Awareness Week has special focus on those coping with effects of COVID-19

Monday, Oct. 4 marks the beginning of Mental Illness Awareness Week, and this annual event couldn’t have come at a more crucial time for our country, as millions struggle to cope with depression and anxiety as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the week, we at SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc. are joining with other mental health advocates across the country to raise awareness and fight the stigmas around mental illness. In addition, we are encouraging everyone to take a mental health screening, seek treatment if they need it and connect with others who may be struggling.