Candidates Announced for 2024 NWU Elections!

The nomination period for the 2024 NWU elections is now closed! As we get ready to vote in our union’s new leadership, please be mindful of the following logistical details. All candidates and their statements can be found in this document. It will be accessible to members through the voting period, so feel free to bookmark it […]

Labor Wins at Labor Notes 2024

This year’s Labor Notes Conference was held in Rosemont, Illinois, a village-sized expanse of concrete, hotels, and parking lots on the edge of Chicago that has been run as a one-party state since its incorporation in 1956. Alongside 4,500 other union members, activists, and workers, nearly twenty of us from the National Writers Union descended […]

NWU Report Details Retaliation Against Western Media Workers Speaking Out on Gaza War

As the world recognized Press Freedom Day on May 3, Palestinian journalists continued to be incarcerated, injured, and killed in record numbers by the Israeli military. Western media workers, meanwhile, face retaliation and obstruction for seeking to elevate Palestinian voices or simply expressing concern about the media’s lopsided coverage of the Israel-Gaza war. Some are even being pepper-sprayed, detained, […]

Announcing Elections for National Officers & Delegates!

NWU’s National Elections are upon us! As a democratic Union, our members hold the highest decision-making power. Elections are the way in which our power is institutionalized, allowing members to elect the people who represent them. You should have recently received the Election Committee’s official call for nominations for all national officer and chapter delegate […]

The National Writers Union Takes on a New Logo, and a New Vision

“We don’t need any more writers as solitary heroes. We need a heroic writers’ movement: assertive, militant, pugnacious.” – Toni Morrison, 1981 In 2023, the design firm Cultivate Strategies was brought on to assist our union for a visual brand update. They held listening sessions, sent out surveys, & conducted a thorough brand audit to […]

FSP Opens Elections for 2024 Steering Committee!

The Freelance Solidarity Project / Digital Media Division is now electing its 2024-25 steering committee. Voting is open to FSP members between now and April 15 at midnight PT. The steering committee will be responsible for shaping the division’s strategy, supporting members on planning projects and events, communicating with membership, and guiding the ongoing work […]