Close the Camps!

New York, NY February 16 – NWU members joined around 500 activists in a march organized by Close the Camps to the New York Time Square headquarters of Thomson Reuters. Thomson Reuters, a media conglomerate has lucrative contracts with the government to provide immigrant-tracking data that directly empowers U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) […]

The Freelance Solidarity Project Announces Special Election Candidates For Organizing Committee

The Freelance Solidarity Project is hosting a special election this month to fill two vacancies on our Organizing Committee. One person will help Emma Whitford with Communications, and the other will work on Events with Michael Baginski. Co-chairs are responsible for communication between chairs and members, guiding discussions in general meetings, and managing important areas […]

Lo que los escritores deben saber de la ley AB5

El pasado 22 de enero, el Sindicato Nacional de Escritores NWU y el Writers Guild realizaron un panel sobre “Lo que los escritores deben saber sobre AB5 y leyes similares para terminar con la errónea clasificación de trabajadores”. Los oradores fueron la Directora Ejecutiva del Writers Guild, Mary Rasenberger, el abogado de la Unidad de […]


Would you take a job offer from a company you’ve never heard of without checking up on it? Would you accept a marriage proposal without knowing anything about your intended partner’s family? But a lot of authors take the first book contract they’re offered, even though they’ve never heard of the publisher. Then, when the […]

Getting Writers Read and Fed!

The NWU is Back at the San Francisco Writers Conference February, 13-16, 2020. The National Writers Union Northern California Chapter will be at the conference for a 4th year, and is presenting the one-hour panel, Getting Read and Getting Fed! This panel includes NWU Members Cedric O’Bannon, Edward Hasbrouck, Brigid O’Farrell, and September Williams. This event takes place […]

NWU Open Mic Ends 2019 with KA-BOOM!

The NWU Open Mic at the Manhattan-based Muhlenberg New York Public Library ended 2019 with a resounding KA-BOOM! Over 30 writers, poets, rappers, singers, and instrumentalists enjoyed hot coffee, creamy pastries, and warm camaraderie. The NWU has continuously run this monthly open mic at the NYPL since 2013. As NY Steering Committee member and national trustee, I currently […]

27th Annual UAW Civil and Human Rights Dinner

On January 24, UAW Region 9A held it’s 27th Annual Civil and Human Rights Dinner in honor of the MLK Holiday. NWU was represented by Ekim Kilic, Julia Witter, Yusef Salaam, Larry Goldbetter and keynote speaker, Lydia Edwards. Edwards received the Benny-Thorntin Labor-Civil Rights Award.  Other award winners included the late Hector Figueroa, former president […]

What Writers Should Know About AB5

On January 22, NWU and the Authors Guild held a panel on “What Writers Should Know About AB5 and Similar Laws to End Misclassification.” The speakers were Authors Guild Executive Director Mary Rasenberger, Staff Attorney of the Employment Unit of the Legal Aid Society, Richard Blum, and NWU President Larry Goldbetter. You can see the […]

NWU Representing Unpaid Freelancers and Romance Writers

We have two new non-payment grievances to start the New Year. NWU member Daisy Alioto has helped us organize a group grievance of six freelancers at L’Officiel Magazine who are owed about $18,000. We have had one meeting with the freelancers and as we go to press, we have a meeting scheduled with officers from […]