Free Marzieh Hashemi!

Marzieh Hashemi was released from custody on Wednesday, January 23, after being held for 10 days. She was not arrested or charged with a crime. In a statement the family said, “Marzieh and her family will not allow this to be swept under the carpet…Just as America is aware of the harassment of the Black community […]

NWU and NASW form Partnership

NEW YORK, NY (December 20, 2018) – The National Writers Union (UAW Local 1981) is proud to announce our new partnership with the National Association of Science Writers. The 2,000-member NASW is the largest organization of science writers in the world. The partnership will officially take effect on January 1, 2019. NASW consists of freelancers and […]

Copyright Office Proposes Cheaper, Easier Copyright Registration in Response to NWU Petition

In response to a petition by a coalition of writers’ organizations, the US Copyright Office today proposed to create a new category and procedure for “group registration” of copyright in multiple “short online literary works.” Co-signers of the petition for rulemaking which led to today’s action included: National Writers Union (NWU) American Society of Journalists […]

Audiobooks: Stories Meant To Be Heard

What was it our elementary school teachers  used to tell us when we chit-chatted in class  instead of paying attention? It’s the same  advice that  marriage therapists may have  given us when our relationships hit the  rocks: “God gave you two ears so you could  listen for twice as long as you speak.” The explosion […]

NASW-NWU Partnership Established

NWU and the National Association of Science Writers (NASW) have agreed to a partnership that will bring NASW members into NWU and extend NWU Grievance and Contract services to a limited number of NASW members. The agreement has been approved by the national leadership of both organizations. Under the experimental plan, NASW members can join […]

Editor Job Opportunity: Center for Urban and Racial Equity

The Center for Urban and Racial Equity’s self-described mission is to partner with people and organizations to advance equity through policy, systems, institutional, community, and societal change. Want to be a part of that mission? Well you can be: The organization is seeking an editor to prepare reports, toolkits, and other content for publication. The center wants […]

White House Historical Association Seeks Historian

The White House is under such constant scrutiny that it’s easy to forget it’s also a building. The White House is a place that, for four to eight years, the President and his or her family call home, and where the President gets up and goes to work everyday The David M. Rubenstein National Center […]

New Sanctuary Coalition

NWU is building a labor delegation to the New Sanctuary Coalition effort to bring thousands of people to the US/Mexico border to greet the Central American refugee exodus. The NSC Call to Organized Labor is here. Please join the hundreds of union activists who have signed on.  NSC is a faith-based group, providing sanctuary and […]

Finally, Ebony Pays!!!

We’re glad to announce that the final 4th quarter payment of the Ebony settlement is complete. The last $18,323 is en route to 16 writers. It was due Dec. 28, but Michael Gibson, president of the ownershp group CVG and CEO of Ebony Media, decided to get this done after being sued in court and slammed […]

A SEAT AT THE JOURNAL-ISMS TABLE

On Saturday, December 1, NWU President Larry Goldbetter and executive committee member A.J. Springer were recognized for their work in getting Ebony freelancers paid at Richard Prince’s 9th Annual Journal-isms Roundtable Holiday Party at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Journal-isms covers all aspects of Black media and is a leading voice for diversity in publishing. Prince was […]