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NY Chapter Annual Picnic a Success

Twenty-five New York and Connecticut National Writers Union scribes gathered on a hot and muggy Sunday afternoon in Riverside Park in Manhattan to celebrate the writing life, share their food, hopes, and dreams. The threat of rain held off as the multiracial, multigenerational group of writers discussed current projects and received advice and encouragement. Co-chair […]

Grievance and Contract Report to 2018 DA

A fond farewell to Amy Rose We are sad to report that Amy Rose, our National Grievance Officer since 2005, has resigned. We will miss her dedication, competence, leadership, and wisdom; and we wish her the best in future ventures. Amy was not only an effective grievance officer herself, but also an outstanding mentor to […]

Book Division Report to the 2018 DA

Following are some highlights of actions taken by the NWU Book Division since the 2015 NWU Delegate Assembly. These include work on issues specific to writers of books, including to ebooks. These also include policy advocacy related to legislation, regulations, and litigation on copyright and other issues that affect writers of work in other formats as well as […]

2nd VP Report to the 2018 Delegate Assembly

Living on the other side of the country from NWU headquarters, I have sometimes felt out of the loop with regard to NYC cultural activities, events, in-house meetings and opportunities. So as the editor of newsletter and website, I enjoy the opportunity to reach out to members around the country and get them to contribute […]

RESOLUTION ON FINANCIAL EDUCATION AND AVID SERVICES AND RETIREMENT RESOURCES

WHEREAS, half of all working Americans (55 Million) don’t have access to an employer sponsored retirement savings plan; WHEREAS, 80% of those with employee retirement savings do save, though inadequately for retirement, only 8 % of people whose employers offer no retirement savings do in fact save; WHEREAS, 1 in 3 American’s retiring from full […]

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN

WHEREAS the desperate needs of the poor in the U.S. have gone unsatisfied. WHEREAS the cost of housing, food,clothing and other basic essentials have continued to rise. WHEREAS  government cutbacks by the Trump administration has further humiliated and exacerbated the living conditions of the poor. WHEREAS the current administration continues it policy of wasteful military […]

Resolution Opposing the Separation of Immigrant Families Crossing into the US

A RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION TO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S POLICY TO SEPARATE CHILDREN FROM THEIR PARENTS AS IT MAXIMIZES PROSECUTION OF ALL UNDOCUMENTED BORDER CROSSERS, INCLUDING ASYLUM SEEKERS WHEREAS, the Trump administration’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced in early May a new “zero tolerance” policy in which they […]

RESOLUTION TO END WORLDWIDE DISCRIMINATION AND ABUSE AGAINST WOMEN JOURNALISTS

RESOLUTION: Passed Unanimously NWU Delegate Assembly, August 12, 2018 Global Call for Action to End Worldwide Discrimination and Abuse Against Women Journalists WHEREAS, gender-based violence is one of the most prevalent and tolerated human rights violations in the world; WHEREAS, the AFL-CIO is part of the International Confederation of Trades Unions Campaign to Stop Gender-Based […]

RESOLUTION CALLING FOR FREEDOM FOR MANUEL DURAN

WHEREAS the National Writers Union is an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life and supporting writers and freedom of expression AND WHEREAS the National Writers Union needs to raise awareness regarding the current immigration state of affairs and attacks against immigrants by the current administration, AND WHEREAS the National Writers Union represents immigrant […]

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF RYAN GOLDBERG

WHEREAS NWU member and award winning freelance journalist Ryan Goldberg is currently being sued for defamation by the subject of an investigative story he wrote for Deadspin in 2016, whose parent company Gawker had previously filed for bankruptcy and sold to Univision after losing a lawsuit backed by the billionaire Peter Thiel and WHEREAS that […]