Toby Emmer – Presente!

Relatively few knew that Toby’s first name was Evelyn.  Fewer still knew that some called her Havela.  Although anti-religious to the core, she was proud of her Jewish heritage, including the grandfather who carried a bullet from a Bund mission.  One of her prized possessions was the yellow star that came down to her from […]

New York May Day 2022: Workers took the lead

New York City has always been called a union town. This year, May Day was owned by workers and the oppressed than in previous years. As we talked with attendees to May Day events, they have two main talking points; the inter-imperialist war in Ukraine and the working class organizing wave in the USA. Anger […]

Support Builds for NYS “Freelance Isn’t Free” Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Tyler Adams, 917-597-4736, To view the livestream of the press conference, click here Additional photos and videos available on request Support Builds for “Freelance Isn’t Free” Bill to Protect Freelancers Against Wage Theft Statewide One-Third of Americans Are Freelance or Contract Workers;  S8369/A9368 Would Ensure Freelancers Receive Contracts, Payment Senator […]

NWU joins Creators Conference, May 11, 2022

The NWU and allied organizations representing people who earn our living as creators of copyrighted works will take part in a free, online conference on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, “Creators and Their Advocates on How Writers, Photographers, Illustrators, Designers, Dramatists, Songwriters, and Composers Are Being Taken Advantage of — and What We Can Do About […]

Pay the 200 Former Black News Channel (BNC) Media Workers!

The National Writers Union stands in solidarity with the 200+ former Black News Channel (BNC) workers who were impacted by the company’s abrupt closure. On March 24, 2022, employees learned that the paychecks they were expecting would be delayed. On what should have been payday, March 25, 2022, BNC ceased operations two years after its […]

5 Points on BBC Strike in Turkey: How did journalists win?

Author: İlyas Coşkun, Occupational Rights Officer at Journalists’ Union of Turkey (TGS) We had 15 days that were educational for everyone. We tested the strength of our unity with the cold weather. BBC employees on strike, Journalists’ Union of Turkey, those whose hearts and words are with us, visiting colleagues, everyone who objects to low […]

IFJ Calls on Unesco to Protect Journalists in Ukraine

27 February 2022 Since the outbreak of Russia’s armed conflict against Ukraine, the International Federation of Journalists has been in constant contact with its Ukrainian affiliates, NUJU and IMTUU, and has echoed warnings against journalists being seduced by disinformation. The IFJ and its affiliates around the world call on Unesco to do everything possible to […]