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 […]

DC Member Bill Fletcher Jr. Launches Novel

Join award-winning journalist and lifelong social justice advocate Bill Fletcher, Jr. for the launch of his new crime novel The Man Who Fell From the Sky 5 pm Sunday, November 18 at Busboys & Poets in Washington, D.C. The book’s publisher, Hard Ball Press, is run by NY co-chair Timothy Sheard. In The Man Who Fell, David Gomes […]

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 […]

Job Opportunity: Dept for Professional Employees

The Department for Professional Employees, a coalition of two dozen national unions, is looking for a new Research and Outreach Manager. The job, located in downtown Washington, DC, involves researching policy areas affecting professional and technical employees. As a manager, you will be responsible for proposing, developing, and updating such research. You will analyze data […]

NWU Celebrates Frederick Douglass

An Alternative 4th of July Celebration Commemorating Frederick Douglass was truly a community-building event! The event organized by Raymond Nat Turner (Co-Chair NY Chapter, NY Delegate) brought members of the music, literary and political communities together. NWU members Margaret Kimberly and Diane Ward were two of the four readers of Frederick Douglass’ historic 1852 speech, “What Is The Fourth of July To The […]

DC Women Editors Group to Meet July 9

Are you an editor or aspiring editor? Would you like to find kindred spirits in the DC area? Consulting Women is an online community of several hundred self-employed women. Recently it formed a subgroup of editors. The next meeting is at noon, Monday, July 9 at the home of Ruth Anne Phillips, convener of the group. The location […]

NWU at the Bronx Book Fair

Bronx, NY May 5 – When I emerged out of a cab in front of the Bronx Library Center to attend the Bronx Book Fair with members of the National Writers Union, it stood out like the Pyramid of Khufu (Giza) in Africa, regarding its outstanding architecture and its dignified demeanor compared to the surrounding […]

David Hill Tells How to Pitch a Freelance Story

NWU First VP David Hill gave writers a powerful tutorial on working as a freelance journalist last night at the UAW conference rooms in NYC. He laid out in clear, concise language how he goes about pitching articles, how he builds long-term relationships with editors, many of whom move from publication to publication, and how […]

Labor Activists Strategize in Chicago

Several NWU members, including Ismael Parra, David Trujillo, and Eliane Bernard, attended the largest Labor Notes conference ever April 6-8 in Chicago. About 2,500 people from 25 countries, including more than 200 international guests, participated.   The Rev. William Barber of the Poor People’s Campaign greeted the massive crowd via a video  by saying, “Help save […]

Remembering Carolyn Jacobson

Carolyn Jacobson, who successfully pressed the AFL-CIO into action on behalf of women in and out of unions, died in March at the age of 67. A 15-year member of NWU’s DC chapter, she lost a two-year battle to endometrial cancer on March 23. Ironically, greater attention to women’s health was one of the causes […]