California’s Freelance Isn’t Free Bill

At a September 12, 2021, meeting of the SoCal NWU chapter, Jeff Jacobberger, who is the Legislative Director from the office of Bob Blumenfield, the L.A. City Council Member for the 3rd district.  He talked about the Freelance Isn’t Free Motion introduced in the L.A.City Council in early 2021; in August of this year it […]

October is Delegate Assembly Month

The 2021 Delegate Assembly will take place October 21-23, on Zoom. All members are invited to attend the assembly and any or all the activities surrounding it. You can register here. Here is a partial list of what we have planned so far: Standing Committee meetings will take place before the DA, on separate nights […]

Five Unions Press Biden to Aid Afghan Journalists

  August 23, 2021 Dear President Biden, Our unions represent thousands of journalists in the United States and many who are currently working for U.S.-based employers overseas. We have watched the rapid deterioration of the situation inside Afghanistan with great concern for everyone involved. Journalists from Afghanistan and many countries are being directly targeted by […]

Haiti is a Failed State – Give to Haitian Earthquake Relief

You can add Haiti to the growing list of failed states in the modern capitalist world. With nearly 2,000 confirmed dead so far, many more wounded, at least 60,000 homes destroyed, there is no functioning government in Haiti. Even before this latest disaster, 60% of Haitians lived in poverty, 25% in extreme poverty. There are […]

NWU and IFJ say, “Give to Protect Afghan Media Workers!”

As the Taliban takes control of Afghanistan, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliates, including NWU, are calling on governments and the international community to provide immediate support and protection to Afghan media workers and their families who are under threat. “We are losing everything, I am worried for every single member of […]

California Dreamin: SB 98 and Freelancer Protections

California Senate Bill 98 heated up as we entered the summer months. The author of the legislation, state Senator Mike McGuire, intended to grant access to the media to protests and other such actions despite pushback from law enforcement. The bill is meant to provide unfettered access without police authorization because many times it is […]

Picketing Against Proposed School on Questionable Land

In the city of Cudahy, California—in southeast L.A. County—members of the SoCal Chapter of the National Writers Union joined picketing parents, students, residents, teachers, union leaders and activists. The group stood on a public sidewalk near a large empty lot that is said to be contaminated land. The protestors are concerned that the site will […]

Stop the Rejection. Self Publish!

The Boston Chapter’s recent workshop, Stop the Rejection – Self Publish, was a great success, drawing both members and non-members. Independent publishing allows you to be in full control of your writing and ensures that your book’s concept, content and cover are not altered by commercial interests. The pilot project allowed participants from around the […]

October Panel on Organizing Journalists

SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 The Metro NY Labor Communications Council will host a panel discussion on recent efforts to organize journalists in labor unions and/or non-traditional advocacy groups. These campaigns pose challenges and opportunities for those on staff as well as freelancers. Join Metro NY Labor and union leaders for an informative […]

The 2021 Delegate Assembly – A Change Is Gonna Come!

The 2021 NWU Delegate Assembly will take place online, September 23-25. All members are invited to attend all or part of the DA. It could be a watershed event as everything is on the table. We are not bound by the constitution of an international union, and we can propose and discuss changes that better […]