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President’s Report to the NEB Meeting – September 16, 2017

This report comes at a very opportune moment. Since Labor Day, we filed a case in Cook County, IL on behalf of 39 Ebony freelancers, signed a contract with The Nation magazine (see Dave Hill’s report) and had our annual in-person meeting with the Authors Coalition of America (good news and bad news). We’re playing […]

Resolutions Passed at the NEB Meeting – September 16, 2017

For an E-Book Addendum to the Guide to Book Contracts Submitted by the Grievance and Contract Division Whereas, e-books today account for at least half the market for books sold in the U.S., and members need to have the latest information about them when negotiating contracts; Whereas, the section on e-books in The Guide to […]

Nuestros hermanos en Puerto Rico

  Los trabajadores y estudiantes, jóvenes y ancianos en Puerto Rico se enfrentan a horribles condiciones como resultado del huracán María. Millones de personas están sin hogar, sin electricidad, comida o agua. Hay una grave escasez de combustible y apenas hay servicio de telefonía celular. Gran parte del país es incomunicado porque los caminos y […]

Our Brothers and Sisters in Puerto Rico Need Our Help – NOW!

The workers, students, youth and elderly in Puerto Rico are facing horrific conditions resulting from hurricane Maria.  Millions are homeless, without electricity, food or water.  There is a serious shortage of fuel and barely any cell phone service.  Much of the country is inaccessible because roads and bridges are impassable.  Hospital generators are lacking the […]

Experiencing the Public Good

by John L. Hodge   EXPERIENCING THE PUBLIC GOOD By John L. Hodge                     My wife and I gained some important insights about America by visiting the Netherlands. During our recent two-month stay there, we saw the workings of an important societal glue that is often missing here – the concept and practice of […]

Popular US-Based Chinese TV Station Denied Accreditation to Cover the 2017 United Nations General Assembly

PRESS RELEASE  UPDATED: SEP 21, 2017 13:49 EDT NEW YORK, September 21, 2017 (Newswire.com) – Veteran journalist Lixin Yang, who has worked with NTD Television Chinese for over 10 years, has been denied accreditation to cover the 2017 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), after an unusually long wait. Being U.S.-based, NTD Chinese is the largest Chinese television […]

NWU and The Nation Sign Freelance Agreement

NEW YORK, NY (September 12, 2017) – The National Writers Union (UAW Local 1981) announced today that they have reached an agreement with The Nation over a contract that covers freelancers for the publication’s print magazine and website. The contract is one of the first of its kind for freelance digital writers, who have so […]

#DearBetsy and Voters: Protect our Girls with Title IX.

Advocacy groups: KnowYourIX, End Rape on Campus, SurvJustice and @FemMajority, among others will act today at a live rally in Arlington, VA and online through social media to help bring attention to the changes to our students’ Title IX rights that the US Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos, is attempting to limit.   And, once […]

The End of DACA?

NWU strongly condemns the cancellation of DACA and call on our members to join the many demonstrations against this cruel and inhumane measure. This fight is for all of us who want a society without racism and xenophobia. We have already identified the “bad hombres.” We know who they are and where they are. It’s […]