Successful Launch of the Legal Action Fund

On June 20, the NWU and our nonprofit, the National Writers United Service Organization (NWUSO), launched our Legal Action Fund at the offices of the Levy Ratner labor law firm. The reception raised more than $13,000, which will be used to take group non-payment grievances to court as needed. The event was hosted by former […]

Reception for the NWUSO Legal Action Fund

In 2018, the National Writers Union collected more than $200,000 for almost 150 unpaid freelancers by waging Group Non-Payment Grievances. Most of these were settled directly and with the assistance of the UAW Legal Department , some had to go to court. All of the unpaid freelancers were paid 100% of what they were owed. […]

Reception for the NWUSO Legal Action Fund

In 2018, the National Writers Union collected more than $200,000 for almost 150 unpaid freelancers by waging Group Non-Payment Grievances. Most of these were settled directly by the union. And some, with the assistance of the UAW Legal Department, had to go to court. All of the unpaid freelancers were paid 100% of what they […]

Police “Confiscate a Newsroom” to Try to Reveal a Confidential Source

On Friday, May 10, ten San Francisco police officers and two FBI agents raided the home of freelance journalist and videographer Bryan Carmody. They showed up with sledge hammers and battering rams with guns drawn, and a search warrant looking for “stolen or embezzled” property. In reality, they were not so much looking for a […]

Mueller, “Collusion,” and the Corporate Media

That sucking sound you hear is the air going out of the room after the completion of the special prosecutor’s investigation.  I don’t know about you, but personally, I feel a bit snookered, as if I had been tricked into a three-card Monty or a shell game. The thing that bothers me most is that […]

OUT MAGAZINE: PAY THE FREELANCERS !

Feb. 26, 2018 — NEW YORK CITY — The National Writers Union is now representing 25 freelance contributors to Out magazine, who are owed more than $40,000 for work that was contracted, produced and published. This campaign — which is also taking place on social media with the hashtag #OutOwes — is going public today, and we expect […]

Free Marzieh Hashemi!

Marzieh Hashemi was released from custody on Wednesday, January 23, after being held for 10 days. She was not arrested or charged with a crime. In a statement the family said, “Marzieh and her family will not allow this to be swept under the carpet…Just as America is aware of the harassment of the Black community […]

NWU and NASW form Partnership

NEW YORK, NY (December 20, 2018) – The National Writers Union (UAW Local 1981) is proud to announce our new partnership with the National Association of Science Writers. The 2,000-member NASW is the largest organization of science writers in the world. The partnership will officially take effect on January 1, 2019. NASW consists of freelancers and […]

NASW-NWU Partnership Established

NWU and the National Association of Science Writers (NASW) have agreed to a partnership that will bring NASW members into NWU and extend NWU Grievance and Contract services to a limited number of NASW members. The agreement has been approved by the national leadership of both organizations. Under the experimental plan, NASW members can join […]