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NWU Support Striking Warrior Met Coal Miners

New York, November 4: NWU NY members marched together with striking Alabama miners to support them in their struggle against the BlackRock company. Hundreds of workers were present at 5th Ave & 52nd St. The miners were inspired by the support of New York workers. Workers who talked to our members emphasized the importance of […]

New York Chapter Report to the 2021 Delegate Assembly

Current Number of Members: 358 Local Labor Movement Observations Although one can see that people are exhausted due to the pandemic, economic uncertainties and constant feelings of insecurity about their futures, whoever spoke during our recent membership meetings gave very concrete examples for action. The George Floyd protests electrified working class people to act for […]

Boston – New England Chapter Report to the 2021 Delegate Assembly

The Chapter offers Writers’ Meet-ups monthly and since covid – continues on a Zoom platform.  It is a popular forum for writers to connect, talk about projects and share events around Greater Boston. A Steering Committee member welcomes and moderates these meetings; Barbara Beckwith, welcomed members prior to Covid for many years. Most recently, an […]

SoCal Chapter Report to the 2021 Delegate Assembly

Our chapter has grown; even if slowly.  After NWU elections in spring of 2021 we took on the challenge to build a working group/activist type.  We needed a type of buy in so that people felt they were a bigger part of the union than just a member.  Because at the national level we only […]

Book Division meets at 2021 Delegate Assembly

The NWU Book Division, including Delegates and other NWU members interested in issues related to books, e-books, and audiobooks, met online on October 22, 2021, as part of the 2021 triennial NWU Delegate Assembly (“DA”). This was an important opportunity to assess what we’ve done, what we are doing, and what remains to be done […]

FSP is Electing its 2021-2022 Organizing Committee

The Freelance Solidarity Project is now electing its 2021-2022 organizing committee. All members of FSP can vote for up to eight candidates who will, over the next twelve months, be responsible for: communication between chairs and members, guiding conversations and facilitating open discussions, and managing key areas of the project, such as strategy, research, and […]

California’s Freelance Isn’t Free Bill

At a September 12, 2021, meeting of the SoCal NWU chapter, Jeff Jacobberger, who is the Legislative Director from the office of Bob Blumenfield, the L.A. City Council Member for the 3rd district.  He talked about the Freelance Isn’t Free Motion introduced in the L.A.City Council in early 2021; in August of this year it […]

Washington, DC Chapter News

The Washington, DC, area chapter of the NWU has been hosting twice-monthly Zoom meetings since early in the quarantine. In our September meetings, we have discussed the specifics of our AFL-CIO affiliation, along with an ongoing Virtual Help Desk feature on using GoogleDrive and GoogleDocs. And, as always, the publications and activism of our Chapter […]

After the Lockdown, It Was Great to Meet in Person

        The NY Chapter of NWU met virtually on October 1, to discuss the upcoming Delegates Assembly and what moves the union should make now. We took the time to discuss a number of issues, including keeping members better informed about the many things the union is doing. It was also suggested […]

October is Delegate Assembly Month

The 2021 Delegate Assembly will take place October 21-23, on Zoom. All members are invited to attend the assembly and any or all the activities surrounding it. You can register here. Here is a partial list of what we have planned so far: Standing Committee meetings will take place before the DA, on separate nights […]