International Greetings from NUSOJ

MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY FROM THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF NATIONAL UNION OF SOMALI JOURNALISTS (NUSOJ) MR. OMAR FARUK OSMAN TO THE DELEGATE ASSEMBLY OF NATIONAL WRITERS UNIONS (NWU) IN NEW YORK CITY, USA, ON AUGUST 10-12, 2018 On behalf of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and the entire journalism fraternity […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Latina Freelancers Receive $43,000 to Cover Unpaid Invoices

We were building a mass grievance at Latina and Latina Kitchen. We had organized a group of 14 writers and photographers who were owed more than $45,000 by the publications’ owner Solera Capital, LLC, a private equity firm in NYC. Latina’s website was down, and my emails to their officers bounced back. Still, we moved forward, planning to add a few more folks […]

NWU to Partner with VLA NY

NWU is partnering with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts NY. This is a new member benefit that our members will have access to in navigating the difficult world of building a freelance writing career.  NWU became a non-profit institutional member of VLA and the first fruit of this new relationship is that VLA will represent […]

President’s April Column

A Time to Organize The Nautilus and Ebony campaigns have led to more requests for non-payment grievances (NPGs) and opened up more possibilities for building our union. These are more than grievances for us, they are also organizing campaigns. Based on Nautilus, we are discussing some ideas with National Association of Science Writers (NASW)  and […]