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Opportunity to Earn a Free Associate Degree

Union members across the country qualify for a Union Plus membership, which comes with benefits ranging from savings on your phone bill to help with purchasing a home. Now the program is offering a free online college education in partnership wth Eastern Gateway Community College. Eastern Gateway Community College is an accredited, non-profit public institution. […]

Free Manuel Duran

Manuel Duran Ortega is a well-known and respected journalist in Memphis, TN. A former TV station manager in El Salvador, he came to the US more than a decade ago as an undocumented immigrant after his life was threatened. Duran was arrested by Memphis police on April 3, while covering a local immigration rights protest […]

Win $500 for Your Article on Working People

Do you cover the experiences of working people? Have you written about past organizational efforts, achievements, and struggles? Your work could be eligible for the Bernhardt Prize. The Bernhardt Prize is a $500 award given to the author of an article that increases our collective understanding of the history of working people. Stories can tackle […]

NWU Celebrates Frederick Douglass

An Alternative 4th of July Celebration Commemorating Frederick Douglass was truly a community-building event! The event organized by Raymond Nat Turner (Co-Chair NY Chapter, NY Delegate) brought members of the music, literary and political communities together. NWU members Margaret Kimberly and Diane Ward were two of the four readers of Frederick Douglass’ historic 1852 speech, “What Is The Fourth of July To The […]

Consumers Digest: Pay Your Writers What You Owe Them

The National Writers Union/UAW 1981 is representing 17 freelance contributors to Consumers Digest Magazine who are owed more than $63,000 for stories that were contracted, completed and published. Some writers have waited more than a year to be paid by a publication that presents itself as a champion of consumers and ethical business practices. On May […]

We’ve Been Here Before

The events of the past few weeks have felt almost overwhelming. Whether its the mass kidnapping of more than 2,000 children as immigrant families were torn apart on the Southern border, SCOTUS upholding of the racist Muslim travel ban and the anti-union Janus decision, or Justice Kennedy creating another opening on the court for Trump, […]

Free Magazine on Journalists and Jobs

These aren’t the easiest of times for journalists. We’ve watched wages drop and jobs disappear. We live in a country whose president regularly questions the integrity of reporters. In that environment, the current issue of the Columbia Journalism Review’s magazine devotes most of its pages to the precarious nature of jobs and incomes in the […]

Condena al ataque a las familias inmigrantes

  El sindicato Nacional de Escritores condena enérgicamente las políticas y acciones anti-inmigrante aplicadas por el gobierno de Estados Unidos que separa a las familias y “encarcela” a niños. Es indignante ver las imágines de los niños migrantes encerrados en jaulas, de escuchar las historias de miles de familias que han sido separadas en la […]

Stop Racist Attacks on Immigrant Families

The National Writers Union strongly condemns the anti-immigrant policies and actions of the United States government that separates families and kidnaps children. It is outrageous to see immigrant children locked in cages and to hear the stories of thousands of families who have been separated on the southern U.S. border. These actions are inhumane, cruel, […]

Help Us Design New NWU Swag

The NWU delegates are coming to New York in August, but how will the throngs of writers know who these important people are without NWU T-shirts or caps or buttons? The same is true for all of our NWU members. How would you like to show your NWU pride? We’re looking for input about what items […]