Free Magazine on Journalists and Jobs

These aren’t the easiest of times for journalists. We’ve watched wages drop and jobs disappear. We live in a country whose president regularly questions the integrity of reporters. In that environment, the current issue of the Columbia Journalism Review’s magazine devotes most of its pages to the precarious nature of jobs and incomes in the […]

Condena al ataque a las familias inmigrantes

  El sindicato Nacional de Escritores condena enérgicamente las políticas y acciones anti-inmigrante aplicadas por el gobierno de Estados Unidos que separa a las familias y “encarcela” a niños. Es indignante ver las imágines de los niños migrantes encerrados en jaulas, de escuchar las historias de miles de familias que han sido separadas en la […]

Stop Racist Attacks on Immigrant Families

The National Writers Union strongly condemns the anti-immigrant policies and actions of the United States government that separates families and kidnaps children. It is outrageous to see immigrant children locked in cages and to hear the stories of thousands of families who have been separated on the southern U.S. border. These actions are inhumane, cruel, […]

Help Us Design New NWU Swag

The NWU delegates are coming to New York in August, but how will the throngs of writers know who these important people are without NWU T-shirts or caps or buttons? The same is true for all of our NWU members. How would you like to show your NWU pride? We’re looking for input about what items […]

NWU in Spain for Gender Conference

Around the world, gender-based violence, pay inequity, and a lack of diversity in newsroom management are pressing matters. In late May, about 30 journalists gathered at a Gender Conference in Santander, Spain, to explore what must be done. Sponsored by the International Federation of Journalists, we met in the Magdalena Palace— originally built for Spanish […]

Social Justice Foundation Seeks Communications Director

You may have joined the National Writers Union out of a belief that common people need a greater voice to compete with corporate power. If so, the Wallace Global Fund may have a job for you. The Wallace Global Fund describes itself as a “progressive foundation dedicated to promoting an informed and engaged citizenry, fighting […]

Literacy Council Seeks Volunteer Tutors

Montgomery County, Maryland, has a growing need for English tutors.If you’re a member of the National Writers Union, and well versed in the English language, here’s an opportunity to pass on what you know to others. The Literacy Council of Montgomery County is seeking to enroll tutors, such as yourself, by June 7, to help […]

Latina Freelancers Receive $43,000 to Cover Unpaid Invoices

We were building a mass grievance at Latina and Latina Kitchen. We had organized a group of 14 writers and photographers who were owed more than $45,000 by the publications’ owner Solera Capital, LLC, a private equity firm in NYC. Latina’s website was down, and my emails to their officers bounced back. Still, we moved forward, planning to add a few more folks […]

President’s Column

NWU Elections 2018 First, let me say “Thank You,” for your overwhelming show of support given to me and our national leadership in the recent election. I am really looking forward to what we can all achieve together as a union over the next three years, building on our recent successes. Let me also congratulate […]

NWU at Labor Education Conference

NWU was front and center at the annual conference of the United Association for Labor Education in Seattle, WA, in April.  Labor educators from unions and universities in the US and Canada were met each day by members at the NWU table just outside the main conference room stocked with membership flyers, members’ books, and […]