NWU at the Maine AFL-CIO COPE Convention

The Maine AFL-CIO held its biannual Committee on Political Education Convention, June 27-28, 2024, in Auburn, Maine. The convention was attended by delegates and guests from 42 affiliates (union locals and CLCs), representing over 16,000 union members across the state. Lorri Nandrea (NWU-Boston Chapter) attended as a delegate from the Western Maine Labor Council.   The convention […]

Write-in Winners & Special Elections!

We have been in touch with several candidates who received write-in votes during the recent election, and we are ready to announce our write-in winners. Congratulations to these and all of our other NWU Officers and Delegates, who are starting their new terms today! The final election results, including vote count, can be viewed here. […]

The Votes Are In!

The time has come to announce the results of our 2024 national elections! Out of 113 votes, the winning candidates for the term starting July 1 are as follows: President: Larry Goldbetter Treasurer: Mauricio Niebla Recording Secretary: Jonathan Rosenblum 1st Vice President: Abigail Higgins 2nd Vice President: Olivia Schwob National Officers-at-Large: Sandra Campbell, Olivia Aylmer, Eric Thurm Trustee: Alexis Gunderson, Rene Joy, […]

Recording of the Second 2024 Meet the Candidates

Thank you to all our candidates and members who came to last night’s second and final Meet the Candidates session in our 2024 national elections! Voting closes this Saturday, June 15 at 5pm PT. If you’re having trouble finding your ballot, email the Election Committee at electioncommittee@nwu.org. If you’ve already cast your votes, email 5 of […]

Recording of the First 2024 Meet the Candidates

Thank you to all our candidates and members who came to last night’s first Meet the Candidates session in our 2024 national elections! The next session will be held on Wednesday, June 12, at 7:30pm ET (calendar invite here) before voting closes on June 15. If you’re a candidate and you’d like to RSVP for […]

Voting is Now Open for NWU Elections!

Voting opens today for our 2024 union elections! You should have received an email with a ballot form. Members in good standing will be able to cast their vote for national officers and their chapter’s delegates. Please be sure to read and follow the instructions carefully. If you didn’t receive the email, reach out to […]

NWU Statement on the Attacks on Rafah

The National Writers Union is devastated by the recent Israeli airstrikes on Rafah, where more than 1.2 million people are currently sheltering. We are outraged at the dozens of Palestinians who were burned to death by U.S.-made bombs in tent encampments that were designated “safe zones.” These actions violate the International Court of Justice’s recent […]

Candidates Announced for 2024 NWU Elections!

The nomination period for the 2024 NWU elections is now closed! As we get ready to vote in our union’s new leadership, please be mindful of the following logistical details. All candidates and their statements can be found in this document. It will be accessible to members through the voting period, so feel free to bookmark it […]

Labor Wins at Labor Notes 2024

This year’s Labor Notes Conference was held in Rosemont, Illinois, a village-sized expanse of concrete, hotels, and parking lots on the edge of Chicago that has been run as a one-party state since its incorporation in 1956. Alongside 4,500 other union members, activists, and workers, nearly twenty of us from the National Writers Union descended […]

NWU Report Details Retaliation Against Western Media Workers Speaking Out on Gaza War

As the world recognized Press Freedom Day on May 3, Palestinian journalists continued to be incarcerated, injured, and killed in record numbers by the Israeli military. Western media workers, meanwhile, face retaliation and obstruction for seeking to elevate Palestinian voices or simply expressing concern about the media’s lopsided coverage of the Israel-Gaza war. Some are even being pepper-sprayed, detained, […]