President’s December 2108 Column

New Sanctuary Coalition I’m working on 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 sign on and share widely. So far about 100 union activists and unions have […]

Here’s How to Dodge the Cashier Check Scam

A short email arrived in my inbox, inquiring whether I still translate documents from German into English. I replied that I did, but didn’t pay much attention to the sender’s name, email address or the subject line: “Translator Needed ASAP.” Their reply came almost immediately: They thanked me for my quick response, and asked how […]

RIP Rashod Ollison

The National Writers Union is sad to announce the death of one of our members, Rashod Ollison. Ollison, 41, was an award-winning entertainment writer and music critic whose most recent post was at The Virginian Pilot, where he covered pop music and culture. He has also been a staff critic and feature writer for the […]

Ebony Media and CVG Fail to Pay Freelancers

New York (October 16, 2018) – Ebony Media Organization (EMO) and its parent Clear View Group (CVG) have failed to honor the terms of a February agreement with the National Writers Union (NWU/UAW) and 44 freelancer writers for about $80,000 for unpaid work that was contracted and published. The union filed a case in Cook County […]

Job Opportunity: Press Secretary

The National Skills Coalition (NSC) seeks a press secretary who can lead its growing communications team. That person could be you.  The organization is a network of business, labor, education, and activist leaders who want to see America grow by investing in its people. They envision a nation that provides every worker and industry the […]

City Paper Wants Your DC Stories

The Washington City Paper‘s next fiction issue is approaching, and it needs your submissions. Here’s a chance to give the city, and a broader audience, a look at DC from your point of view. The paper wants unpublished short stories no longer than 2,000 words. These tales will give readers a view of the District […]

NWU Supports 115 Members of Study Hall

The following letter was signed by 115 members of the Study Hall collective. NWU supports their struggle. September 5, 2018: When The Outline launched in late 2016, they promised to be “a new kind of publication” that would, against many odds, find ways to thrive in a near-apocalyptic media landscape. Yesterday, they announced layoffs of […]

Grievance Officers and Contract Advisors Needed

The NWU’s Grievance and Contract Committee is in search of several members who are interested in volunteering their time to be trained and to serve as Grievance Officers (GOs) and Contract Advisors (CAs).  Why Volunteer? Grievance Officers assist fellow NWU members in fighting to resolve disputes with publishers that may arise from lack of pay, […]

NWU Backs Study Hall Writers

The following letter was signed by 115 members of the Study Hall collective. NWU supports their struggle. info@studyhall.xyz // studyhall.xyz September 5, 2018 When The Outline launched in late 2016, they promised to be “a new kind of publication” that would, against many odds, find ways to thrive in a near-apocalyptic media landscape. Yesterday, they […]

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 […]