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 […]

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, […]

October 2018 President’s Report

If there was any doubt as to who is telling the truth, all you have to do is watch the testimony of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the Republican Senators’ Day of Rage against Dr. Christine Blaisey Ford. White, male patriarchy was on full display, not unlike a visit to the Ape House at the zoo, […]

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 […]

Grievance and Contract Report to 2018 DA

A fond farewell to Amy Rose We are sad to report that Amy Rose, our National Grievance Officer since 2005, has resigned. We will miss her dedication, competence, leadership, and wisdom; and we wish her the best in future ventures. Amy was not only an effective grievance officer herself, but also an outstanding mentor to […]

2nd VP Report to the 2018 Delegate Assembly

Living on the other side of the country from NWU headquarters, I have sometimes felt out of the loop with regard to NYC cultural activities, events, in-house meetings and opportunities. So as the editor of newsletter and website, I enjoy the opportunity to reach out to members around the country and get them to contribute […]

RESOLUTION ON FINANCIAL EDUCATION AND AVID SERVICES AND RETIREMENT RESOURCES

WHEREAS, half of all working Americans (55 Million) don’t have access to an employer sponsored retirement savings plan; WHEREAS, 80% of those with employee retirement savings do save, though inadequately for retirement, only 8 % of people whose employers offer no retirement savings do in fact save; WHEREAS, 1 in 3 American’s retiring from full […]

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN

WHEREAS the desperate needs of the poor in the U.S. have gone unsatisfied. WHEREAS the cost of housing, food,clothing and other basic essentials have continued to rise. WHEREAS  government cutbacks by the Trump administration has further humiliated and exacerbated the living conditions of the poor. WHEREAS the current administration continues it policy of wasteful military […]

RESOLUTION TO END WORLDWIDE DISCRIMINATION AND ABUSE AGAINST WOMEN JOURNALISTS

RESOLUTION: Passed Unanimously NWU Delegate Assembly, August 12, 2018 Global Call for Action to End Worldwide Discrimination and Abuse Against Women Journalists WHEREAS, gender-based violence is one of the most prevalent and tolerated human rights violations in the world; WHEREAS, the AFL-CIO is part of the International Confederation of Trades Unions Campaign to Stop Gender-Based […]