RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF RYAN GOLDBERG

WHEREAS NWU member and award winning freelance journalist Ryan Goldberg is currently being sued for defamation by the subject of an investigative story he wrote for Deadspin in 2016, whose parent company Gawker had previously filed for bankruptcy and sold to Univision after losing a lawsuit backed by the billionaire Peter Thiel and WHEREAS that […]

1st VP’s 2018 Report

Ten years ago the world of the freelance writer was different than it is today. The internet had already taken off and transformed the way the world consumed media, and much of the damage to the careers of freelance writers was already done. But even over the last decade, we’ve seen those standards fall even further, with little […]

President’s Report to the 2018 Delegate Assembly

Membership As of this writing, we have 1038 members, more or less where we have been for some time. One interesting aspect of our union, which accepts everyone who applies, that we hundreds of new members join every year, and when things don’t work out for whatever reason, hundreds leave as well. There is tremendous […]

Job Opportunity: Dept for Professional Employees

The Department for Professional Employees, a coalition of two dozen national unions, is looking for a new Research and Outreach Manager. The job, located in downtown Washington, DC, involves researching policy areas affecting professional and technical employees. As a manager, you will be responsible for proposing, developing, and updating such research. You will analyze data […]

Report to the NWU Delegate Assembly on International Activities, 2015-2018

The market for writing is global, as is the need for solidarity of working writers. Writers from around the world compete for jobs and freelance assignments with publishers around the world. We market and distribute our writing to, and earn revenues from, readers around the world, indirectly (through publishers and licensing agreements) and directly (as self-publishers, especially in […]

NWU Women’s Committee Report to the Delegate Assembly, August 2018

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) reports that at least 1 in every 2 journalists have suffered sexual harassment, psychological abuse, online trolling and other forms of human rights abuses. IFJ Gender Counsel director Mindy Ran writes that “we mourn the loss
of six of our sisters in 2015, from France, the Philippines, Somalia,
South Sudan and […]

Solidarity Greetings from NATIONAL UNION JOURNALISTS (NUJ)

NU.I NATIONAL UNION of JOURNALISTS 23rd July 2018 Fraternal greeting from the Irish Executive Council of the National Union of Journalists, UK & Ireland. On behalf of members of the NUJ in the Republic and Northern Ireland may I extend best wishes as you gather for your Delegate Assembly in New York. You meet at a […]

International Greetings from NUSOJ

MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY FROM THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF NATIONAL UNION OF SOMALI JOURNALISTS (NUSOJ) MR. OMAR FARUK OSMAN TO THE DELEGATE ASSEMBLY OF NATIONAL WRITERS UNIONS (NWU) IN NEW YORK CITY, USA, ON AUGUST 10-12, 2018 On behalf of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and the entire journalism fraternity […]

Year of the Teacher

The south rose again in 2018, this time in a wave of teacher strikes that began in West Virginia. Local teachers convinced the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA) to hold a strike vote. The strike swept across the state and resulted in a five percent raise. It also inspired […]

NWU Virginia Chapter Members Running for Office

Two members of the Virginia/DC/MD chapter are running for office in Northern Virginia, raising the visibility of our union, and promoting the labor movement’s values and ideals. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (in the photo with chapter chair Ginny Diamond) was one of the winners of the Democratic primary election for Alexandria City Council, and will be on […]