Report from the National Executive Board – December 7, 2019

The NWU National Executive Board met on Saturday, December 7 via web conference. We were glad to welcome to new At Large members to the Board, Sandra Campbell (TX) and Susan Smith (NC) plus a revived Twin Cities chapter (Rob Orr) and a new chapter in Pittsburgh (Stephen Fisher). Financial Secretary/Treasurer Mitzi Timan reported that […]

Freelance Solidarity Project Update

This fall, the Freelance Solidarity Project elected its first ever organizing committee, made up of 12 members who will spend the next year helping digital media freelancers organize and fight for better working conditions. Last Friday, the committee hosted its first happy hour, welcoming members and non-members alike to the midtown bar Faces and Names […]

The Future of Journalism?

“I’ve Seen the Future, Brother. It is Murder!” – Leonard Cohen On November 29 and 30, the National Press Council of Morocco invited members of the Executive Committee of the International Federation of Journalists to participate in a series of panels on the Future of Journalism. The following comments were made by NWU President Larry […]

NWU Book Listserv Migrates to Riseup.net

The NWU Book listserv has found a new home. Instead of Yahoo Groups, you can now find it over at lists.riseup.net. The listserv is a place where members of the National Writers Union can organize, share resources, give advice, and support one another. The group is a home for those who have either written a […]

Nautilus: Pay the Writers $180,000!

For Immediate Release Contact: Larry Goldbetter, President 212-254-0279  lgoldbetter@nwu.org We are a group of freelance writers and editors represented by the National Writers Union who would like to express our concern about the terms of the sale of NautilusThink to NautilusNext. The filing that has been submitted to the court states that NautilusThink still owes […]

The Freelance Solidarity Project Announces Candidates For Organizing Committee

The Freelance Solidarity Project will be electing their first organizing committee this month. All members of FSP can vote for two co-chairs in each role. They’ll be responsible for communication between chairs and members, guiding conversations and facilitating open discussions, while also managing key areas of the project, such as strategy, research, and events, among […]

Writer Alert: American Geosciences Institute

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI), an organization based in Alexandria, Va., has failed to pay six writers a total of $7,907.20 for work commissioned by AGI and delivered to AGI for publication in EARTH  Magazine. AGI ceased publication of EARTH Magazine with the April 2019 edition and has since refused to pay these writers for the work […]

Freelance Solidarity Project Organizes with NWU

In the spring of 2018, a group of volunteers began discussing how freelancers could benefit from the gains of collective bargaining. As thousands of workers have unionized with the Writers Guild of America, East and the NewsGuild-CWA, the question of how we could stand in solidarity with staff workers while advocating for our own rights […]