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NWU Member Will Discuss New Dystopian Novel ‘Splinterlands’ Feb. 21st in DC

It’s 2050, and the world has fallen apart. So has Julian West’s family. Looking backward, West tries to figure out what went wrong. This is the story of Splinterlands, a new novel by John Feffer, a DC member of the National Writers Union and directer of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. The book, […]

Communication Workers of America Has a Job Opening for a Data Specialist

Communications Workers of America is on the lookout for a new data specialist. While this position requires more technical skills than craftiness with a pen, an ability to effectively communicate is a must! Plus you will be using your talents to advance the cause of unions and workers. This job opening is for someone with […]

Help Fellow Writers by Filling Out an Author Coalition Survey

2017 is upon us, and while many things are changing, some things remain the same. One is the need for National Writers Union members to complete Author Coalition of America surveys! The form you’re filling out may not seem like much. It may even seem like a self-interested task — but you are actually helping the […]

SoCal Meets, Eats, Reads and Plans

Members and friends of the So Cal chapter gathered at Mi Vida boutique in Highland Park, CA, for a holiday meeting and public reading on Sunday, December 18. A delicious assortment of goodies, including Mexican hot chocolate, welcomed the crowd of about 15, roughly a quarter of them NWU members. New member David Marques emceed […]

Public Citizen’s Health Research Group is Seeking a New Managing Editor

The drug and medical device industry’s lobbying power in Washington is strong. Public Citizen‘s Health Research Group works to counter this influence by removing dangerous drugs and devices off the market, highlighting unethical clinical trials, holding the Food and Drug Administration accountable, publishing reports, sending out petitions, producing newsletters, and more. The organization needs a new managing […]

Lawmakers Endorse Copyright Small Claims Court

Currently the only way to obtain damages for copyright infringement is a full-fledged lawsuit in Federal court, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars at best, and more often hundreds of thousands in a worst-case scenario. Hence there’s a reason for the phrase: “Make a Federal case out of it.”  That’s why key members […]

GSU Infringes on Writers’ Copyrights

In a “friend of the court” brief filed earlier this month, the NWU joined a diverse coalition of writers and photographers to oppose the wholesale scanning of books and journals that are being used for university classes without payment to the original authors or publishers. Instead of having students buy the books for their classes, […]

2016 Year in Review

All in all, it was a very busy year at NWU and we’re better off for it. The elections aside, we still have many challenges ahead, the main one being how to grow, be more active, and better serve our members while, at the same time, cutting back on spending. This is a perpetual riddle […]