New York City Sues French Fashion Media Company L’Officiel USA for Failing to Pay NYC Freelancers

December 1, 2021 NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that the City ’s Law Department and the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) have filed a lawsuit against L ’Officiel USA, the American subsidiary of the French-owned global media company that operates several print and digital magazines about fashion, beauty, music, film, literature, […]

DA Resolutions Opposing Police Unions and Welcoming All Media Workers

The 2021 Delegate Assembly passed the following resolutions. RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE PRESENCE OF POLICE IN THE LABOR MOVEMENT WHEREAS the institution of American policing allows officers to engage in violence, terrorism, and racism with impunity, and WHEREAS the police serve primarily to uphold the interests of capital, property owners, and racial hierarchies, and WHEREAS the […]

The 2021 NWU Delegate Assembly

The 2021 NWU Delegate Assembly (DA) was held online, October 21-23. It was our first DA since leaving the UAW, and coming out of the COVID lockdown. Despite the tremendous hardships faced by freelancers (and all workers) during the pandemic, including loss of work and little if any aid coming from the CARES Act, our […]

Rittenhouse Acquitted – Toni Morrison Banned

On November 19, a Wisconsin jury found 18-year-old racist vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all charges involving the murder of two unarmed protesters and the wounding of a third. Rittenhouse illegally crossed state lines with an AR-15 rifle he was too young to possess, to “protect” an empty used car lot that he had […]

FSP is Electing its 2021-2022 Organizing Committee

The Freelance Solidarity Project is now electing its 2021-2022 organizing committee. All members of FSP can vote for up to eight candidates who will, over the next twelve months, be responsible for: communication between chairs and members, guiding conversations and facilitating open discussions, and managing key areas of the project, such as strategy, research, and […]

October is Delegate Assembly Month

The 2021 Delegate Assembly will take place October 21-23, on Zoom. All members are invited to attend the assembly and any or all the activities surrounding it. You can register here. Here is a partial list of what we have planned so far: Standing Committee meetings will take place before the DA, on separate nights […]

Five Unions Press Biden to Aid Afghan Journalists

  August 23, 2021 Dear President Biden, Our unions represent thousands of journalists in the United States and many who are currently working for U.S.-based employers overseas. We have watched the rapid deterioration of the situation inside Afghanistan with great concern for everyone involved. Journalists from Afghanistan and many countries are being directly targeted by […]

NWU and IFJ say, “Give to Protect Afghan Media Workers!”

As the Taliban takes control of Afghanistan, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliates, including NWU, are calling on governments and the international community to provide immediate support and protection to Afghan media workers and their families who are under threat. “We are losing everything, I am worried for every single member of […]

The 2021 Delegate Assembly – A Change Is Gonna Come!

The 2021 NWU Delegate Assembly will take place online, September 23-25. All members are invited to attend all or part of the DA. It could be a watershed event as everything is on the table. We are not bound by the constitution of an international union, and we can propose and discuss changes that better […]

A Year of Living Dangerously

In many ways, the past year has been a test for all of us and for our union. May 25 marked the one-year anniversary of the police killing of George Floyd and the anti-racist uprising that followed. The past year also featured the US Presidential election and the fascist storming of the US Capitol. It […]