27th Annual UAW Civil and Human Rights Dinner

On January 24, UAW Region 9A held it’s 27th Annual Civil and Human Rights Dinner in honor of the MLK Holiday. NWU was represented by Ekim Kilic, Julia Witter, Yusef Salaam, Larry Goldbetter and keynote speaker, Lydia Edwards. Edwards received the Benny-Thorntin Labor-Civil Rights Award.  Other award winners included the late Hector Figueroa, former president […]

What Writers Should Know About AB5

On January 22, NWU and the Authors Guild held a panel on “What Writers Should Know About AB5 and Similar Laws to End Misclassification.” The speakers were Authors Guild Executive Director Mary Rasenberger, Staff Attorney of the Employment Unit of the Legal Aid Society, Richard Blum, and NWU President Larry Goldbetter. You can see the […]

NWU Representing Unpaid Freelancers and Romance Writers

We have two new non-payment grievances to start the New Year. NWU member Daisy Alioto has helped us organize a group grievance of six freelancers at L’Officiel Magazine who are owed about $18,000. We have had one meeting with the freelancers and as we go to press, we have a meeting scheduled with officers from […]

Report from the National Executive Board – December 7, 2019

The NWU National Executive Board met on Saturday, December 7 via web conference. We were glad to welcome to new At Large members to the Board, Sandra Campbell (TX) and Susan Smith (NC) plus a revived Twin Cities chapter (Rob Orr) and a new chapter in Pittsburgh (Stephen Fisher). Financial Secretary/Treasurer Mitzi Timan reported that […]

NWU Holiday Happy Hour

New York, December 6 – This evening more than 50 members turned out to the NWU Holiday Happy Hour at Faces & Names. The event was organized by NY members Demetria Irwin and Michael Baginski (FSP). It was a great generational mix of book authors, journalists, digital media workers, bloggers and more, reflecting a year of […]

The Future of Journalism?

“I’ve Seen the Future, Brother. It is Murder!” – Leonard Cohen On November 29 and 30, the National Press Council of Morocco invited members of the Executive Committee of the International Federation of Journalists to participate in a series of panels on the Future of Journalism. The following comments were made by NWU President Larry […]

Nautilus: Pay the Writers $180,000!

For Immediate Release Contact: Larry Goldbetter, President 212-254-0279  lgoldbetter@nwu.org We are a group of freelance writers and editors represented by the National Writers Union who would like to express our concern about the terms of the sale of NautilusThink to NautilusNext. The filing that has been submitted to the court states that NautilusThink still owes […]

NWU Supports GM Strikers! Shut It Down!

The nation-wide strike against General Motors by 50,000 of our UAW sisters and brothers is now in its third day, with 12 strikers arrested on the picket line in Spring Hill, Tennessee.  GM made about $8 billion in profits globally last year, and about $4 billion in profit in the US under the contract that just […]

Labor Parade Brings International Solidarity to Trump’s Doorstep

Members of the UAW, including a contingent from NWU, brought the message of international solidarity to the NYC Labor Parade. Our banners read, “No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA!” and “Solidarity Has No Borders, No Ban – No Wall!” As we marched up 5th Ave., we stopped at Trump Tower and held a rally […]