Archives for September 2017

Experiencing the Public Good

by John L. Hodge   EXPERIENCING THE PUBLIC GOOD By John L. Hodge                     My wife and I gained some important insights about America by visiting the Netherlands. During our recent two-month stay there, we saw the workings of an important societal glue that is often missing here – the concept and practice of […]

Popular US-Based Chinese TV Station Denied Accreditation to Cover the 2017 United Nations General Assembly

PRESS RELEASE  UPDATED: SEP 21, 2017 13:49 EDT NEW YORK, September 21, 2017 (Newswire.com) – Veteran journalist Lixin Yang, who has worked with NTD Television Chinese for over 10 years, has been denied accreditation to cover the 2017 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), after an unusually long wait. Being U.S.-based, NTD Chinese is the largest Chinese television […]

NWU and The Nation Sign Freelance Agreement

NEW YORK, NY (September 12, 2017) – The National Writers Union (UAW Local 1981) announced today that they have reached an agreement with The Nation over a contract that covers freelancers for the publication’s print magazine and website. The contract is one of the first of its kind for freelance digital writers, who have so […]

#DearBetsy and Voters: Protect our Girls with Title IX.

Advocacy groups: KnowYourIX, End Rape on Campus, SurvJustice and @FemMajority, among others will act today at a live rally in Arlington, VA and online through social media to help bring attention to the changes to our students’ Title IX rights that the US Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos, is attempting to limit.   And, once […]

The End of DACA?

NWU strongly condemns the cancellation of DACA and call on our members to join the many demonstrations against this cruel and inhumane measure. This fight is for all of us who want a society without racism and xenophobia. We have already identified the “bad hombres.” We know who they are and where they are. It’s […]

NWU Sues On Behalf of Ebony Freelancers

The National Writers Union/UAW Local 1981 filed a lawsuit against Ebony Media Operations and its parent company, Clear View Group, LLC., for violating the contracts of dozens of freelance writers collectively owed more than $70,000. The case was filed in Cook County, IL. The lawsuit names 37 unpaid writers, editors and other creatives Ebony failed […]

El fin de DACA

No es que nos sorprenda la resolución de la casa blanca de cancelar el programa DACA. Lo temíamos pero lo estábamos esperando. Esta cruel medida afecta profundamente a más de ochocientas mil personas. Personas jóvenes, trabajadoras que estudian y se preparan para tener un futuro mejor. Personas que buscan salir de la misma situación que […]

After Harvey, Who Will Protect Texas from Arkema?

As events unfolded in Houston with Hurricane Harvey. I watched Rachel Maddow’s interview with Matt Dempsey of the Houston Chronicle. Dempsey had investigated the Arkema Inc. plant in Crosby, TX, the chemicals it stores, and its emergency protocols. That caught my attention as my best friend is a co-owner of—and my husband works at—a hazardous-material reporting […]

Public Transit Organization Seeks Technical Writer

Want to work for a non-profit organization dedicated to improving public transportation across the country? The Transportation Learning Center is seeking a technical writer/editor where you would do just that. You would be responsible for ensuring consistency in style and presentation in the organization’s training courses. This includes topics ranging from transit elevator-escalator usage to […]