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Are You Covered? Healthcare Deadline is Jan. 31

For writers, finding and keeping health coverage can be a challenge. The NWU has partnered with Working America Health Care (WAHC), a collaboration of Working America and Union Plus, which are, respectively, the community affiliate and consumer benefits arm of the AFL-CIO. Visit the Working America/NWU website today to better understand your coverage options before, […]

The National Writers Union’s Fifth Annual New York Conference

Improve your relationship with your typewriter or tablet (pen or pencil) the day before Valentine’s Day. The National Writers Union’s Fifth Annual New York Conference Saturday, February 13, 2016 9 am – 6:30 pm NWU Headquarters 256 West 38th Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues), NYC Lure new readers using proven techniques from nationally recognized […]

John Ross: Journalists Should Be Rebels

Reporter and poet John Ross viewed journalism not as a profession but as a moral responsibility. In a posthumously published series of his lectures, REBEL REPORTING: John Ross Speaks to Independent Journalists, he asserts that journalists have an obligation to speak truth to power. Wisconsin NWU member Norman Stockwell co-edited this collection with journalist and […]

Evolution Magazine (January 4, 2016) A National Writers Union member has filed a grievance against Evolution magazine and its publisher, Darnell Davis. The NWU member is owed $300 for a cover story that appeared in the November 2014 edition. While Evolution’s publisher has made several commitments to pay the writer, more than a year after the article was published, […]

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Free Brooklyn College Teacher’s Certificate Program

The Brooklyn College Teacher’s Program is an AMAZING, grant-funded opportunity for individuals to earn a TESOL certificate at NO COST. Through a generous workforce development grant, Brooklyn College’s American Language Academy will be offering a six-month, intensive program leading to the receipt of the TESOL (Teaching of English as a Second Language) noncredit certificate. Participants who successfully […]

NY Member Timothy Sheard Represents at the Brooklyn Writers Collective

NY member Timothy Sheard did a great job in representing the NY Chapter at the November meeting of the Brooklyn Writers Collective.  The writers were interested in the union’s services and the community of writers that we promote. They also expressed interest in our annual conference. In addition, a lapsed NWU member promised to renew that evening after […]

‘Freelance Isn’t Free’ Bill Introduced

NEW YORK — December 7, 2015 — About 80 freelancers gathered on the City Hall steps in support of a bill introduced in the New York City Council that would protect freelancers against non-payment. The #FreelanceIsn’tfree Act would penalize clients who refuse to pay freelancers within 30 days, and would subject them to double damages, […]

NWU Poet Raymond Nat Turner Making an Impact with Upsurge! and Beyond

Raymond Nat Turner is a member of the NWU NY Local Steering Committee and NYC poet privileged to have read at the Harriet Tubman Centennial Symposium. He is Artistic Director of the stalwart JazzPoetry Ensemble UpSurge and has appeared at numerous festivals and venues including the Monterey Jazz Festival and Panafest in Ghana West Africa. […]

NWU 2015 Highlights

NWU 2015 Highlights January 12-13: Talks in NYC with Zhejiang Provincial Writers Association, People’s Republic of China; March 8-10: NWU delegates attend UAW New York State Lobby Conference in Albany, NY; March 24-26: Our delegates participate in UAW Collective Bargaining Convention in Detroit, MI; May 1-3: NWU president attends PFUJ Conference in Karachi,Pakistan as part […]