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In D.C., Audiences Can Visit North Korea Without a Passport

North Korea is perhaps the most secretive nation on Earth. In a new one-man show, Next Stop: North Korea, NWU member John Feffer aims to bring you as close to as you can get without a visa and a ticket to Seoul. The show is based on his visits to the country and work he […]

NWU denounces “Controlled Digital Lending”

National Writers Union calls for dialogue with libraries on Internet Archive book scanning Today the National Writers Union (UAW Local 1981, AFL-CIO) joins authors and contributors to books from around the world to denounce the scanning and distribution of complete copies of hundreds of thousands of books by the Internet Archive and its library “partners” […]

NWU and allies urge easier, cheaper copyright registration for online work

The NWU and National Press Photographers Association filed written comments yesterday with the US Copyright Office to create a new procedure to register multiple written works first distributed online. The intent is that the collection of works can be registered for a single fee and with a single application. This proposalwas made in response to a petition initiated by the […]

Piper Fund Seeks Partnership Associate Grant Writer

The Piper Fund is a way for individuals and foundations to finance efforts to defend democratic institutions and historicially disenfranchised communities. The organization is looking for a Partnership Associate Grant Writer to help raise funds in the effort to defend democratic norms and institutions while advancing proactive democracy reform. The need for such work in […]

Boston Chapter’s Book Party

Our annual book party this year, managed to narrowly skirt a snowstorm, celebrating 12 authors, five of whom read from their books – historical novel about Germany’s first recognized female physician, retired MBTA chief’s novel set in Boston’s subway tunnels and the homeless who live in them, a young author’s fantasy of a girl escaping ‘the […]

Member Joe Berry Included in Anthology

This book is the only thing published so far that illuminates the “other side” of the famous split that tore Students of a Democratic Society (SDS) apart in the summer of 1969. Rather than focusing on those who soon became the Weathermen, and were never more than a tiny percentage of the 100,000 who considered […]

Local Business Journal Seeks Reporter to Cover Amazon

Amazon is coming to Arlington County. That means Washington DC suburbs will soon be the home of thousands more highly-paid tech employees. The region will also be home to a company with a history of undermining both peoples’ economic stability and our privacy. Covering Amazon is no longer a long-distance affair. We need someone local […]

They Went to the Mexican Border to Help

My husband, Jose Rosa, and I responded to an outreach call from the New Sanctuary Coalition (NSC), and went to the Mexican/US border in late January. NSC has invited our union members to stand in solidarity with those who’ve been traveling in recent months in a caravan from Central America. Four NWU members have taken up that […]

Nor Cal NWU Benefits From Local Conferences

NWU’s NorCal members will gather February 14-17 to staff an information table at the San Francisco Writer Conference (SFWC), a celebration of craft, commerce and community. More than 700 writers attending from around the country will have opportunities to meet publishers, editors, reviewers, and media experts in multiple genres. These include fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. […]

NWU Attends Union Conference in Las Vegas

As members of UAW Local 1981, we’re well aware that our union is composed of more than just autoworkers. This fact was brought into sharp relief in January at the UAW’s 2019 TOP, Competitive Shop/IPS, and Gaming Departments Conference in Las Vegas. The event brought together locals representing just about every industry outside of the […]