FSP is Electing its 2021-2022 Organizing Committee

The Freelance Solidarity Project is now electing its 2021-2022 organizing committee. All members of FSP can vote for up to eight candidates who will, over the next twelve months, be responsible for: communication between chairs and members, guiding conversations and facilitating open discussions, and managing key areas of the project, such as strategy, research, and […]

California’s Freelance Isn’t Free Bill

At a September 12, 2021, meeting of the SoCal NWU chapter, Jeff Jacobberger, who is the Legislative Director from the office of Bob Blumenfield, the L.A. City Council Member for the 3rd district.  He talked about the Freelance Isn’t Free Motion introduced in the L.A.City Council in early 2021; in August of this year it […]

Washington, DC Chapter News

The Washington, DC, area chapter of the NWU has been hosting twice-monthly Zoom meetings since early in the quarantine. In our September meetings, we have discussed the specifics of our AFL-CIO affiliation, along with an ongoing Virtual Help Desk feature on using GoogleDrive and GoogleDocs. And, as always, the publications and activism of our Chapter […]

After the Lockdown, It Was Great to Meet in Person

        The NY Chapter of NWU met virtually on October 1, to discuss the upcoming Delegates Assembly and what moves the union should make now. We took the time to discuss a number of issues, including keeping members better informed about the many things the union is doing. It was also suggested […]

October is Delegate Assembly Month

The 2021 Delegate Assembly will take place October 21-23, on Zoom. All members are invited to attend the assembly and any or all the activities surrounding it. You can register here. Here is a partial list of what we have planned so far: Standing Committee meetings will take place before the DA, on separate nights […]

Five Unions Press Biden to Aid Afghan Journalists

  August 23, 2021 Dear President Biden, Our unions represent thousands of journalists in the United States and many who are currently working for U.S.-based employers overseas. We have watched the rapid deterioration of the situation inside Afghanistan with great concern for everyone involved. Journalists from Afghanistan and many countries are being directly targeted by […]

Haiti is a Failed State – Give to Haitian Earthquake Relief

You can add Haiti to the growing list of failed states in the modern capitalist world. With nearly 2,000 confirmed dead so far, many more wounded, at least 60,000 homes destroyed, there is no functioning government in Haiti. Even before this latest disaster, 60% of Haitians lived in poverty, 25% in extreme poverty. There are […]

NWU and IFJ say, “Give to Protect Afghan Media Workers!”

As the Taliban takes control of Afghanistan, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliates, including NWU, are calling on governments and the international community to provide immediate support and protection to Afghan media workers and their families who are under threat. “We are losing everything, I am worried for every single member of […]

We’re Writing Our Way Forward

By Diane Ward I had the pleasure of attending the International Women’s Writer Guild (IWWG) from July 22- 24. Offerings included keynote speakers, agent and editor panels, pitch sessions, an open mic, workshops, breakout sessions and discussion groups. The conference was an oasis hosted by women for  women.     Participants were offered a diverse pallet of […]

Tucson Podcast Features Authors and Leaders 

In addition to our monthly reading and open mic, the Tucson chapter of the National Writers Union now presents the weekly broadcast, “Words and Work,” at 11:30 a.m. MST Sundays on Downtown Radio (99.1 FM), and streaming at downtownradio.org. NWU member Ted Prezelski serves as host. The show explores issues around unions and writing. Guests […]