NWU and The Nation Sign Freelance Agreement

NEW YORK, NY (September 12, 2017) – The National Writers Union (UAW Local 1981) announced today that they have reached an agreement with The Nation over a contract that covers freelancers for the publication’s print magazine and website. The contract is one of the first of its kind for freelance digital writers, who have so […]

#DearBetsy and Voters: Protect our Girls with Title IX.

Advocacy groups: KnowYourIX, End Rape on Campus, SurvJustice and @FemMajority, among others will act today at a live rally in Arlington, VA and online through social media to help bring attention to the changes to our students’ Title IX rights that the US Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos, is attempting to limit.   And, once […]

The End of DACA?

NWU strongly condemns the cancellation of DACA and call on our members to join the many demonstrations against this cruel and inhumane measure. This fight is for all of us who want a society without racism and xenophobia. We have already identified the “bad hombres.” We know who they are and where they are. It’s […]

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 […]