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Freelance Isn’t Free is Coming to LA!

Los Angeles, June 28 – Yesterday the City Council Committee on Economic Development and Jobs voted unanimously to have the City Attorney draft an ordinance to make Freelance Isn’t Free the law in LA. The new law will  take effect on July 1, 2023, giving the City time to fund staff and enforcement mechanisms, and will coincide with […]

Sue Davis’s Abortion-Themed Novel Still Resonates

With the Supreme Court’s expected overturn of Roe v, Wade, nuanced perspectives on abortion are rare. So it’s a good time to revisit Susan Elizabeth Davis’s Love Means Second Chances. Her novel empathetically conveys the real-life impacts of reproductive choice on a mother, daughter and grandmother, whose different feelings about abortion threaten to tear them apart.  “Set in the 1990s, this book […]

We Won! Freelance Isn’t Free Passes in NYS!

On Friday, June 3, the “Freelance Isn’t Free” bill sponsored by Senator Andrew Gounardes and Assemblymember Harry Bronson passed both the Senate and the Assembly. The bill will move to the Governor’s desk, where it will await her signature to be signed into New York State law.  Thousands of freelancers—both those living in New York, […]

NWU Joins International Press Organizations Charging Israel with War Crimes

On May 27, the national officers, chapter chairs and delegates of the National Writers Union completed voting unanimously to join the case filed by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) with the International Criminal Court (ICC) charging Israel with war crimes for targeting journalists. We call all US press […]

Toby Emmer – Presente!

Relatively few knew that Toby’s first name was Evelyn.  Fewer still knew that some called her Havela.  Although anti-religious to the core, she was proud of her Jewish heritage, including the grandfather who carried a bullet from a Bund mission.  One of her prized possessions was the yellow star that came down to her from […]

New York May Day 2022: Workers took the lead

New York City has always been called a union town. This year, May Day was owned by workers and the oppressed than in previous years. As we talked with attendees to May Day events, they have two main talking points; the inter-imperialist war in Ukraine and the working class organizing wave in the USA. Anger […]

Support Builds for NYS “Freelance Isn’t Free” Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Tyler Adams, 917-597-4736, tyler@senatorgounardes.nyc To view the livestream of the press conference, click here Additional photos and videos available on request Support Builds for “Freelance Isn’t Free” Bill to Protect Freelancers Against Wage Theft Statewide One-Third of Americans Are Freelance or Contract Workers;  S8369/A9368 Would Ensure Freelancers Receive Contracts, Payment Senator […]

NWU joins Creators Conference, May 11, 2022

The NWU and allied organizations representing people who earn our living as creators of copyrighted works will take part in a free, online conference on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, “Creators and Their Advocates on How Writers, Photographers, Illustrators, Designers, Dramatists, Songwriters, and Composers Are Being Taken Advantage of — and What We Can Do About […]