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NWU Solidarity at GM Picket Line

Last Saturday, we hit the road, which stretched out into Appalachia, determined to visit striking GM workers at the Philadelphia Parts Distribution Center. A Turkish friend, Çağatay Öncü, asked to come along. We were nervous because our car has had mechanical problems. We didn’t want to get stranded on the way and miss out on […]

Writing and Healing Event with Yusef Salaam

The Yusef Salaam Writing & Healing Circle will premiere at Sister’s Bookstore and Cultural Center, 1942 Amsterdam Avenue, 156th St. We will write and read our works. There will be discussions about feelings reflected in each narrative: poetry, essay, letters, etc. Our goal is to engage, explore, and empower. To discover the restorative essence of […]

Solitude to Solidarity at Oregon AFL-CIO Convention

“National Writers Union? We don’t have that.” As a first-time Delegate to the 2019 Oregon AFL-CIO Convention, I arrived not even knowing my Oregon NWU siblings and the registrant hadn’t heard of my union. By the time I left, I felt connected to my union chapter and the Oregon labor movement. “What did you think […]

NWU Supports GM Strikers! Shut It Down!

The nation-wide strike against General Motors by 50,000 of our UAW sisters and brothers is now in its third day, with 12 strikers arrested on the picket line in Spring Hill, Tennessee.  GM made about $8 billion in profits globally last year, and about $4 billion in profit in the US under the contract that just […]

Writer Alert: American Geosciences Institute

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) – an organization based in Alexandria, VA – has failed to pay six writers a total of $7,907.20 for work commissioned by AGI and delivered to AGI for publication in EARTH Magazine. AGI ceased publication of EARTH Magazine with the April 2019 edition and has since refused to pay these writers for the work AGI assigned […]

Writer Alert: American Geosciences Institute

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI), an organization based in Alexandria, Va., has failed to pay six writers a total of $7,907.20 for work commissioned by AGI and delivered to AGI for publication in EARTH  Magazine. AGI ceased publication of EARTH Magazine with the April 2019 edition and has since refused to pay these writers for the work […]

Freelance Solidarity Project Organizes with NWU

In the spring of 2018, a group of volunteers began discussing how freelancers could benefit from the gains of collective bargaining. As thousands of workers have unionized with the Writers Guild of America, East and the NewsGuild-CWA, the question of how we could stand in solidarity with staff workers while advocating for our own rights […]

Labor Parade Brings International Solidarity to Trump’s Doorstep

Members of the UAW, including a contingent from NWU, brought the message of international solidarity to the NYC Labor Parade. Our banners read, “No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA!” and “Solidarity Has No Borders, No Ban – No Wall!” As we marched up 5th Ave., we stopped at Trump Tower and held a rally […]

Why We’re Backing AB-5

NWU supports the passage of Assembly Bill-5 (Worker Status: Employees and Independent Contractors). AB-5 is legislation in California designed to end employee misclassification and to bring the protection of state and federal labor law to the millions of workers who are currently deprived of it. AB-5 will require multi-billion dollar corporations to respect those labor […]