Archives for 2018

Free Manuel Duran Ortega Now!

Manuel Duran Ortega is a well-known and respected journalist in Memphis, TN, who once helmed a TV station in El Salvador. After his life was threatened there more than a decade ago, he came to the US as an undocumented immigrant. Duran was arrested by Memphis police April 3, while covering a local immigration rights protest, which […]

A Spear in Our Side: When Police Charge Victims

After DeAndre Harris was brutally beaten by white nationalists in Charlottesville, VA, last summer, police charged the 20-year-old black man with assaulting the nationalists. Eventually he was acquitted, but this has become a pattern: Law enforcement underreporting hate crimes in America, while tacitly colluding with perpetuators by charging the victims. The impact is that those who would […]

Delegate Assembly 2018 Gains Momentum!

NWU Delegate Assembly – August 10-12, 2018 UAW Region 9A NYC HQ 256 W. 38 St.  12th floor  (between 7th and 8th Aves.) The 2018 Delegate Assembly, August 10-12, is happening at a pivotal point. It’s a period of chaos and uncertainty that affects our union, our industry, and all working people. So far, this […]

#LibertadaManuelDuran

Manuel Durán Ortega es un periodista conocido y respetado en Memphis, TN. Ex gerente de una cadena de televisión en El Salvador, llegó a los EE. UU. hace más de una década como inmigrante indocumentado después de que su vida se vio amenazada. Durán fue arrestado el 3 de abril mientras cubría una protesta local […]

Opportunity to Earn a Free Associate Degree

Union members across the country qualify for a Union Plus membership, which comes with benefits ranging from savings on your phone bill to help with purchasing a home. Now the program is offering a free online college education in partnership wth Eastern Gateway Community College. Eastern Gateway Community College is an accredited, non-profit public institution. […]

Free Manuel Duran

Manuel Duran Ortega is a well-known and respected journalist in Memphis, TN. A former TV station manager in El Salvador, he came to the US more than a decade ago as an undocumented immigrant after his life was threatened. Duran was arrested by Memphis police on April 3, while covering a local immigration rights protest […]

Win $500 for Your Article on Working People

Do you cover the experiences of working people? Have you written about past organizational efforts, achievements, and struggles? Your work could be eligible for the Bernhardt Prize. The Bernhardt Prize is a $500 award given to the author of an article that increases our collective understanding of the history of working people. Stories can tackle […]

NWU Celebrates Frederick Douglass

An Alternative 4th of July Celebration Commemorating Frederick Douglass was truly a community-building event! The event organized by Raymond Nat Turner (Co-Chair NY Chapter, NY Delegate) brought members of the music, literary and political communities together. NWU members Margaret Kimberly and Diane Ward were two of the four readers of Frederick Douglass’ historic 1852 speech, “What Is The Fourth of July To The […]

Consumers Digest: Pay Your Writers What You Owe Them

The National Writers Union/UAW 1981 is representing 17 freelance contributors to Consumers Digest Magazine who are owed more than $63,000 for stories that were contracted, completed and published. Some writers have waited more than a year to be paid by a publication that presents itself as a champion of consumers and ethical business practices. On May […]

We’ve Been Here Before

The events of the past few weeks have felt almost overwhelming. Whether its the mass kidnapping of more than 2,000 children as immigrant families were torn apart on the Southern border, SCOTUS upholding of the racist Muslim travel ban and the anti-union Janus decision, or Justice Kennedy creating another opening on the court for Trump, […]