NWU and ITT Sign Freelancer Agreement

NEW YORK, NY (March 13, 2018) – The National Writers Union (UAW Local 1981) announced today that they have reached an agreement with In These Times over a contract that covers freelancers for the publication’s print magazine and website. The agreement follows a similar agreement negotiated last fall with The Nation, and provides a template for freelance digital writers […]

So Cal Meets Up

The SoCal Chapter met Sat., Feb. 24 at the Workmen’s Circle in Los Angeles. Five members plus one prospective member attended—five women and one man. We began with a live video interview with NWU President Larry Goldbetter, who spoke about various non-payment grievances (NPGs) in progress. He spoke in particular of a forthcoming agreement with Ebony for $80,000 worth […]

DC Indie Film Fest Position

The DC Independent Film Festival (DCIFF) is looking for someone to fill a part-time position now through April. The position involves spreading the word about DCIFF’s “Justice Matters” series. Knowledge of DC’s social issue groups is a plus as the winning candidate’s role would be to contact these groups, alert them to screenings, and form partnerships […]

NWU Reaches Final Settlement Agreement with Ebony

CHICAGO, IL – The National Writers Union has reached a final settlement agreement with the Ebony Media Organization and CVG Group LLC (which acquired Ebony magazine in 2016), over the magazine’s failure to pay freelance writers, editors and designers for contracted and published work. This settlement covers 45 freelancers who are collectively owed $80,000 by […]

Washington Post Seeks Editor

The Washington Post is one of the largest and most well-known names in American journalism, but not all of its contents come from professional writers. Content in its Outlook/PostEverything section come from everyday people. The Post is looking for a writer and editor that can turn these people’s stories into first-person essays and arguments fit for […]

Labor Rights Organization Seeks Senior Writer

The Worker Rights Consortium hopes to end sweatshop working conditions by investigating factories around the world and applying pressure to make improvements. The organization is on the lookout for a writer who can lead efforts to get this information out to companies and the broader public. This senior writer position involves producing detailed reports on […]

NWU Boston Celebrates Its Authors

Sunday afternoon, January 28th, the Dance Complex in Central Square, Cambridge, was the place to be for writers and friends of writers. That’s where NWU Boston held our annual Book Party to celebrate members who’ve published books in the previous year. This year Amy Hoffman (The Off Season); Patrick Kennedy (Bricklayer Bill: The Untold Story of […]

New Addendum To Book Contracts Guide

Over the past few years, we’ve had increasing numbers of inquiries about the treatment of electronic books (e-books) within book contracts. While they were traditionally considered subsidiary rights that compensated authors at 50 percent of net sales, many publishers have begun to see them as a windfall, and have tried to get members to accept […]