2018 DA Recap

2018 Delegate Assembly Moves the Union Forward The 2018 Delegate Assembly, held in New York City, August 10-12, opened with a public event on Friday night highlighted by keynote speaker Julia Salazar.  She is running for NY State Senate against a long-time Democratic incumbent, and is part of the progressive movement that produced the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez […]

2nd VP Report to the 2018 Delegate Assembly

Living on the other side of the country from NWU headquarters, I have sometimes felt out of the loop with regard to NYC cultural activities, events, in-house meetings and opportunities. So as the editor of newsletter and website, I enjoy the opportunity to reach out to members around the country and get them to contribute […]

President’s Column

NWU Elections 2018 First, let me say “Thank You,” for your overwhelming show of support given to me and our national leadership in the recent election. I am really looking forward to what we can all achieve together as a union over the next three years, building on our recent successes. Let me also congratulate […]

Cruel But Not Unusual: Mumia’s Treatment Delayed

Mumia Abu-Jamal received a cruel mix of bad and good news from a prison doctor on March 31. The doctor shared the results of his recent lab test, which showed clear signs of cirrhosis, an irreversible scarring of the liver caused by his untreated Hep C. The doctor also informed Mumia that he would be […]

So Cal Chapter Discuss Issues and Activism

“Light a candle,” one person said. “Load a shotgun,” another said as we brainstormed ways to address America’s current political situation at the February 19 meeting of NWU’s So Cal Chapter, which seven of us attended, including new member, Mo El Gafi Mohamed. The free floating discussion touched on a number of topics, including the […]

NWU Members 2017 Goals

As 2017 gets up to speed, it’s time for us to set our intentions. So we asked members for their goals for the year. Here’s what they shared: David Hill: I’m going to finish my manuscript, turn it in to my editor, and get back to working on freelance projects again. My book is called The […]

NWU Presence at Michigan, St. Louis Conferences

In late August, I attended the UAW Luca Communications Conference (left) in upstate Michigan. I took a Video Across Platforms class and made this video that pays tribute to UAW founder Walter Reuther and the spirit of union members coming together in support of workers rights to a living wage, benefits, etc. I imagine there […]

After Cancer, Photographer is the Picture of Health

Sharon Geiselman’s powerful image of UAW members standing along a bridge (left) emerged as one of the most affecting photographs of the August 2016 LUCA Communications Conference in Black Lake, MI. “Our theme was ‘Building Bridges, Not Walls,’ and I thought: A bridge leads you somewhere, while a wall blocks the path,” says Geiselman, who […]

Polluted Flint Water Damaged Her Health

In 2014, Debra Ryan’s health faltered. Her speech began to slur, her hands shook, and her legs went out from under her at a moment’s notice. One day, she fell and broke her arm. After doctors ruled out a stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, and genetics, Ryan got an ataxia diagnoses—a  Greek term that means without order […]