Archives for May 2017

NWU Report to AREG Meeting 2 June 2017

(Book Division Co-Chair Edward Hasbrouck is in Helsinki, Finland, representing the NWU and the International Federation of Journalists on the Board of IFRRO. On Friday, June 2, he will meet with the Authors’ Rights Expert Group of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ). The following is his report to AREG.) The focus of discussion of […]

Question The Publisher Before You Sign

A member who is a published author recently sent us a book contract for review. She wasn’t comfortable with the often-seen clause about granting all subsidiary rights to the publisher in all media now existing or heretofore to be discovered or invented. She didn’t want to assign the publisher the right of first refusal on […]

The Fort Point Gang May Day Memorial

We joined the Fort Point Gang’s annual May Day memorial celebration on May 4 to honor labor leaders, many of whom were members of the American Communist Party. We commemorated those brave souls who were harassed, arrested, and jailed for their thinking during the post-war, McCarthy era, which reminds us to be vigilant so that […]

Submit to District Lines Publication

Write, draw, or photograph D.C.? Now’s your chance to get published! District Lines, an anthology dedicated to capturing life in and around our nation’s capitol, is seeking submissions. The publication accepts poems, essays, short stories, coherent ramblings, scribblings, and comics—as long as the work captures a sense of the people and spaces in the Washington, DC, area. Each […]

Labor Night at the Ball Park

Don’t miss out on your chance to enjoy baseball with fellow NWU members! The 11th Annual Labor Night with the Washington Nationals is Friday, July 28, and the deadline to join us is fast approaching: June 1 is your last day to claim a seat. If you want to take part, send an email to Ann […]

Nuestro trabajo no es gratis

  Después de una larga lucha y años de persistencia, finalmente este pasado lunes 15 de mayo entró en vigor en la ciudad de Nueva York, la ley que protege a los trabajadores independientes (freelancers). Así, la ciudad de Nueva York se convierte en la primera ciudad en la nación en brindar este protección a […]

“The First Casualty of War is the Truth!”

On May 4, UNESCO and the UN Department of Public Information (DPI) commemorated World Press Freedom Day at UN Headquarters in New York. The theme was “Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s Role in Advancing Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies.” There were two high-level panels and the audience included the diplomatic community, NGOs and journalism […]

Oscar Lopez Event Sponsored by ICPJD

International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity welcomes Oscar López Rivera to the Bay Area: Wednesday, May 31st St John’s Presbyterian Church 2727 College Ave, Berkeley Wheelchair Accessible Oscar’s only Bay Area Appearance! Follow updates on Facebook: facebook.com/WelcomeOscartotheBayArea, including live streaming of Oscar’s events in Puerto Rico and the US.   Buy tickets on-line! Limited tickets at […]

Freelance Isn’t Free Becomes Law in NYC

On May 15, freelance workers celebrated the launch of the new Freelance Isn’t Free law at the Westinghouse Building in Manhattan. The Freelancers Union, with the support of the National Writers Union, Make the Road NY, and other unions and freelance organizations, helped push the bill through the City Council to a 51-0 vote last […]

NWU Hosts PEN America

On May 10, NWU and Creatives in Action (CIA) co-hosted Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director of PEN America, who spoke about “Defending Our Democracy in the Trump Era.”  This was the first time NWU has partnered with CIA and the third time we have participated with PEN America in the last six month. Previously we spoke out in […]