NWU 2015 Highlights

NWU 2015 Highlights January 12-13: Talks in NYC with Zhejiang Provincial Writers Association, People’s Republic of China; March 8-10: NWU delegates attend UAW New York State Lobby Conference in Albany, NY; March 24-26: Our delegates participate in UAW Collective Bargaining Convention in Detroit, MI; May 1-3: NWU president attends PFUJ Conference in Karachi,Pakistan as part […]

Freelancers Break Laquan McDonald Story

  By now, almost everyone has seen at least a piece of the Chicago police video of the cold-blooded murder of 17-year-old African-American youth Laquan McDonald. He was killed by white Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in October, 2014, but police video of the shooting was suppressed until a court ordered its November 2015 […]

President’s Report ~ December 2015

2015 In Review We may look back on 2015 as a watershed year for the NWU: We made difficult decisions and long-needed changes that could give our union a new lease on life. For example, this year the national office cut expenses by more than $60,000, while our delegates approved a modest dues increase for […]

NWU Condemns All Terror Attacks

The National Writers Union condemns in the strongest possible terms, the brutal terrorist attacks that took place in Paris on November 13. We also condemn similar attacks that took place in Beirut on November 11, at a funeral in Baghdad the previous week, and the bombing of the Russian commercial flight traveling from Sharm al-Sheikh […]

National Writers Union 2015 DA Resolutions

Resolutions Self-Publishing, Book Contracts State of the Publishing Industry To Develop NWU Member’s Guide to Self-Publishing In Support of Mumia Abu-Jamal In Support of Black Lives Matter In Support of Injured Colombian GM Workers Whereas, self-publishing by NWU members and by authors in general has become an increasingly common, respectable, and potentially profitable form of […]

NWU President’s Report * October 2015

2015 Delegate Assembly More than 50 members and guests attended the National Writers Union Delegate Assembly (DA) this summer in New York City. The delegates were selected from chapters around the country, and reflected a wealth of diversity in terms of age, race, and gender. We also welcomed new chapter chairs from New York; Washington, […]

NWU, UAW March in Labor Parade

The National Writers Union joined tens of thousands of union members marching up 5th Ave. in the annual New York City Labor Parade, We made a special stop in front of Trump Tower to deliver a special message:“Dump Trump!”

Greetings from the International Federation of Journalists

Please let me convey the warmest greetings to the delegates at your 2015 assembly on behalf of the IFJ Executive Committee and our unions of journalists worldwide. We wish all of you a strong and fruitful conference. We are all very proud of the efforts made by the NWU to advance the professional and social […]

Greetings from the National Union of Journalists

On behalf of the NUJ we wish to extend fraternal greetings to you and to all delegates on the occasion of the 2015 Delegate Assembly of the NWU. The NUJ and the NWU share common objectives and continue to work closely through the International Federation of Journalists. Our joint participation in the World Forum on […]