NWU Sues On Behalf of Ebony Freelancers

The National Writers Union/UAW Local 1981 filed a lawsuit against Ebony Media Operations and its parent company, Clear View Group, LLC., for violating the contracts of dozens of freelance writers collectively owed more than $70,000. The case was filed in Cook County, IL. The lawsuit names 37 unpaid writers, editors and other creatives Ebony failed […]

El fin de DACA

No es que nos sorprenda la resolución de la casa blanca de cancelar el programa DACA. Lo temíamos pero lo estábamos esperando. Esta cruel medida afecta profundamente a más de ochocientas mil personas. Personas jóvenes, trabajadoras que estudian y se preparan para tener un futuro mejor. Personas que buscan salir de la misma situación que […]

After Harvey, Who Will Protect Texas from Arkema?

As events unfolded in Houston with Hurricane Harvey. I watched Rachel Maddow’s interview with Matt Dempsey of the Houston Chronicle. Dempsey had investigated the Arkema Inc. plant in Crosby, TX, the chemicals it stores, and its emergency protocols. That caught my attention as my best friend is a co-owner of—and my husband works at—a hazardous-material reporting […]

Public Transit Organization Seeks Technical Writer

Want to work for a non-profit organization dedicated to improving public transportation across the country? The Transportation Learning Center is seeking a technical writer/editor where you would do just that. You would be responsible for ensuring consistency in style and presentation in the organization’s training courses. This includes topics ranging from transit elevator-escalator usage to […]

Back at Work Tackling Cancer and Pollution in Concord, NH

The last two days I’ve been back in Concord, NH, doing the work I was elected to do and sitting in my chair in the Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee. As the gold-leaf State House Dome came into view while driving into Concord the last few days, my thoughts turned to the gratitude, […]

NWU Brings the Ebony Fight to NABJ17!

The National Writers Union was well represented at the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Annual Convention and Career Fair held in New Orleans held August 9-13, 2017. NABJ President Sarah Glover and her Board very generously gave our group a great platform to discuss the ongoing campaign to get Ebony freelancers paid.  Prior to […]

Charlottesville – The Dogs Are Off The Leash!

Events in Charlottesville, VA, August 11-12, starting with a tiki-torchlight parade of white supremacists and culminating in the murder of anti-racist para legal Heather Heyer, was a fascist Coming Out Party. The dogs are off the leash! Having faced little to no police presence, they are energized and aiming higher. According to the New York […]

Maryland Residents Eligible for $5K Student Debt Tax Credit

Starting this year, NWU members who pay income taxes in Maryland are eligible for a new tax credit if they have student debt. Friends and family members are welcome, too. If you, a friend, or family member in Maryland who’s incurred at least $20,000 in student loan debt, and have at least $5,000 in outstanding […]

Union Plus Accepting 2018 Scholarship Apps

I could say college isn’t cheap, but that’s an understatement. For many of us, it simply isn’t affordable. Whether struggling to scrape up enough money to get started, or contemplating piling on the student loan debt, we could all use help. Here’s a bit of potential relief for union familities. The Union Plus Scholarship Program […]

Philadelphia NWU Hosts Juneteenth Event

The Philadelphia Chapter NWU presented its first Juneteenth event on June 16 at the Paul Robeson House and Museum, where Dr. Gerald Horne spoke to an excited, packed house on the topic of ‘The United States Enslavement Effecting the Present: The Globalization Struggle.’ NWU members staffed the event, including Irving Jones, chair; John Mason, secretary; […]