An Open Letter to the New York Times

To the Editor: The Times seems to regard the removal of reporters’ bylines from your home page and mobile app (“Where Did the Bylines Go?“, August 22), as purely business decisions. But bylines aren’t just a good idea — they are required by international law. Article 6(bis) of the Berne Convention, ratified by the U.S. in 1988,  recognizes […]

Job: Campus Election Engagement Project

The Campus Election Engagement Project is a nationwide nonpartisan project that assists colleges and universities in getting students to vote. The group intends to work with more than 350 schools this year, providing nonpartisan candidate guides for students. The project is in search of a fact checker and researcher to help with this initiative. The […]

2018 DA Recap

2018 Delegate Assembly Moves the Union Forward The 2018 Delegate Assembly, held in New York City, August 10-12, opened with a public event on Friday night highlighted by keynote speaker Julia Salazar.  She is running for NY State Senate against a long-time Democratic incumbent, and is part of the progressive movement that produced the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez […]

NY Chapter Annual Picnic a Success

Twenty-five New York and Connecticut National Writers Union scribes gathered on a hot and muggy Sunday afternoon in Riverside Park in Manhattan to celebrate the writing life, share their food, hopes, and dreams. The threat of rain held off as the multiracial, multigenerational group of writers discussed current projects and received advice and encouragement. Co-chair […]

Grievance and Contract Report to 2018 DA

A fond farewell to Amy Rose We are sad to report that Amy Rose, our National Grievance Officer since 2005, has resigned. We will miss her dedication, competence, leadership, and wisdom; and we wish her the best in future ventures. Amy was not only an effective grievance officer herself, but also an outstanding mentor to […]

Book Division Report to the 2018 DA

Following are some highlights of actions taken by the NWU Book Division since the 2015 NWU Delegate Assembly. These include work on issues specific to writers of books, including to ebooks. These also include policy advocacy related to legislation, regulations, and litigation on copyright and other issues that affect writers of work in other formats as well as […]

2nd VP Report to the 2018 Delegate Assembly

Living on the other side of the country from NWU headquarters, I have sometimes felt out of the loop with regard to NYC cultural activities, events, in-house meetings and opportunities. So as the editor of newsletter and website, I enjoy the opportunity to reach out to members around the country and get them to contribute […]

RESOLUTION ON FINANCIAL EDUCATION AND AVID SERVICES AND RETIREMENT RESOURCES

WHEREAS, half of all working Americans (55 Million) don’t have access to an employer sponsored retirement savings plan; WHEREAS, 80% of those with employee retirement savings do save, though inadequately for retirement, only 8 % of people whose employers offer no retirement savings do in fact save; WHEREAS, 1 in 3 American’s retiring from full […]

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN

WHEREAS the desperate needs of the poor in the U.S. have gone unsatisfied. WHEREAS the cost of housing, food,clothing and other basic essentials have continued to rise. WHEREAS  government cutbacks by the Trump administration has further humiliated and exacerbated the living conditions of the poor. WHEREAS the current administration continues it policy of wasteful military […]

Resolution Opposing the Separation of Immigrant Families Crossing into the US

A RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION TO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S POLICY TO SEPARATE CHILDREN FROM THEIR PARENTS AS IT MAXIMIZES PROSECUTION OF ALL UNDOCUMENTED BORDER CROSSERS, INCLUDING ASYLUM SEEKERS WHEREAS, the Trump administration’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced in early May a new “zero tolerance” policy in which they […]