The Benefits of Joining the National Writers Union
The National Writers Union is the ONLY labor union that represents freelance writers.
- Contract Advice
- Grievance Assistance
- Member Education
- Community of Writers
- Writer Resources & Publications
- Health Insurance
- Union Plus (AFL-CIO)
- Press Passes
The National Writers Union of the Pacific Northwest is a local chapter of the
National Writers Union. Our local leadership is centralized in Tacoma and represents freelance writers in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Alaska. Together we work to advance the working economic, social, and political status of writers across the nation.
WHY A WRITER’S UNION?
Today it is more important than ever to organize our efforts. Laborers, sheet metal workers, carpenters, and the many other blue-collar jobs that you are familiar with are not the only ones who face challenges in this age of corporate dominance. The increasing exploitation of writers stems not only from the the corporate world, but also because of the advent of the technology designed to make our everyday lives more convenient, primarily the Internet and the accessibility it affords.
The power and value of the written word, and more importantly the ideas behind them, are being degraded by entities paying a cent a word, and writers forced to accept it.
Contact the NWU of the Pacific Northwest
We’d love to hear from you!
The National Writers Union of Pacific Northwest is a local chapter of the National Writers Union. Together we work to advance the working economic, social, and political status of writers across the nation. Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding membership or our activities:
WA Chapter Chair: Louis McGill firstname.lastname@example.org
OR Chapter Chair: Stefan Ostrach email@example.com
Combining the strength of more than 1,200 members in our 13 chapters with the support of the United Automobile Workers, the NWU works to advance the economic and working conditions of all writers.
Our members actively contribute to a growing movement of professional freelancers who have banded together to assert their collective power.