Here’s How to Dodge the Cashier Check Scam

A short email arrived in my inbox, inquiring whether I still translate documents from German into English. I replied that I did, but didn’t pay much attention to the sender’s name, email address or the subject line: “Translator Needed ASAP.” Their reply came almost immediately: They thanked me for my quick response, and asked how […]

RIP Rashod Ollison

The National Writers Union is sad to announce the death of one of our members, Rashod Ollison. Ollison, 41, was an award-winning entertainment writer and music critic whose most recent post was at The Virginian Pilot, where he covered pop music and culture. He has also been a staff critic and feature writer for the […]

Ebony Media and CVG Fail to Pay Freelancers

New York (October 16, 2018) – Ebony Media Organization (EMO) and its parent Clear View Group (CVG) have failed to honor the terms of a February agreement with the National Writers Union (NWU/UAW) and 44 freelancer writers for about $80,000 for unpaid work that was contracted and published. The union filed a case in Cook County […]

Job Oppurtunity: Justice Communications Director

It’s one thing to have a job. It’s another to have dignifying work that pays a fair wage. Jobs With Justice is an organization that advocates for unions and workers. It’s in need of a communication’s director that will play a big role in how that message gets out. This is a full-time, senior-level position […]

NWU Joins Coalition Demanding a Full Investigation into Fate of Jamal Khashoggi

Oct. 11, 2018 The Embassy of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 601 New Hampshire Ave., NW Washington, DC 20037 Dear Ambassador Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, We, the 30 undersigned journalism and free press organizations, representing thousands of journalists and their supporters, join the United States government and others in urging a full investigation […]

Job Opportunity: Press Secretary

The National Skills Coalition (NSC) seeks a press secretary who can lead its growing communications team. That person could be you.  The organization is a network of business, labor, education, and activist leaders who want to see America grow by investing in its people. They envision a nation that provides every worker and industry the […]

City Paper Wants Your DC Stories

The Washington City Paper‘s next fiction issue is approaching, and it needs your submissions. Here’s a chance to give the city, and a broader audience, a look at DC from your point of view. The paper wants unpublished short stories no longer than 2,000 words. These tales will give readers a view of the District […]

The Mansion of the Kavanaughs

Dear Ms. Ellis: I was forwarded your recent article As Kavanaugh Allegations Widen, Elite-College Alumni Recall Harassment From Decades Past Students, By Lindsay Ellis September 27, 2018 As a 1965 graduate of Radcliffe (which was in the process of becoming Harvard), I am being urged by family and husband to write something about all this. You may […]

NWU NY CHAPTER ANNUAL PICNIC A SUCCESS!

Twenty-five New York and Connecticut writers gathered on a hot and muggy Sunday afternoon in Riverside Park to celebrate the writing life and to share our food, our hopes and our dreams. The threat of rain held off as the multi-racial, multi-generational group of writers discussed their current projects and received advice and encouragement. Co-chair […]

NWU Supports 115 Members of Study Hall

The following letter was signed by 115 members of the Study Hall collective. NWU supports their struggle. September 5, 2018: When The Outline launched in late 2016, they promised to be “a new kind of publication” that would, against many odds, find ways to thrive in a near-apocalyptic media landscape. Yesterday, they announced layoffs of […]