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NYC, Global Action Against Uber

September 16 was a Global Day of Action against Uber. The campaign included more than 200 New York cab drivers who showed up outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Manhattan office, protesting a pending statewide plan to allow companies, such as Uber and Lyft, to use phone apps that dispatch an unlimited number of drivers directly to […]

Driving Uber

Since the beginning of the year, I’ve supplemented my freelance writing income as an Uber driver. Though I vowed in May 2004 never to drive a taxi again, using my personal car feels different and I’m not bound by special licensing. I typically make about $13 an hour, after expenses. Uber and other rideshare companies […]

Wielding the Tools We Have

By Dan McCrory and Keith Bagwell We can’t strike, but your Community Action Partnership (CAP) is seeking to make a difference politically. We’re behind Congressional efforts to reform copyright law, and support a proposed federal shield law to protect reporters if the U.S. government goes after them to reveal confidential information, including the identity of […]

Sept. 29 Short Series Film Screening Premiere

Support NWU Member  Marie Sylvia Cothia, the film ensemble cast and the film director for the film screening documentary premiere: “Immigration Women/First Generation Women: Voices Heard Through Film.” The film, produced by immigrant and first generation women, premiers… Day/Time: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 from 7 to 9 pm Location: NYC’s Anthology Film Archives Movie Theater, […]

NWU, UAW March in Labor Parade

The National Writers Union joined tens of thousands of union members marching up 5th Ave. in the annual New York City Labor Parade, We made a special stop in front of Trump Tower to deliver a special message:“Dump Trump!”

Raising Our Voices at UAW Women’s Conference

Autoworkers joined librarians, submarine builders, casino workers, clerical, craft and line workers from across the country for the 39th International United Auto Workers (UAW) Women’s Conference at the Walter and May Reuther Family Education Center in Black Lake, Michigan. I was delighted to come together with more than 300 UAW sisters—and some brothers—August 9-14, immediately […]

NWU Attends UAW Civil and Human Rights Conference

“Remembering Our Past, Building Our Future!” served as the theme of the recent 31st United Auto Workers (UAW) Annual Civil and Human Rights Conference. About 300 of us attended the August 30-September 4 event at the Walter and May Reuther Family Education Center in Onaway, Michigan. It was an idyllic setting with verdant trees, a […]

From Page to Stage Deadline

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival (DUTF) is currently accepting submissions for its 14th annual season to be held during spring 2016 at HERE Arts Center in SoHo and other theaters in downtown New York City. DUTF, produced by Creative Ammo Inc., was founded in 2001 with the purpose to build a repertoire of new American theatre that echoes […]

NWU Picnic a Breeze

Nineteen people attended the National Writers Union, New York Chapter’s annual picnic on Saturday, August 23, at Riverside Park in Manhattan. The ambiance was perfect. The Hudson River, shimmering blue like Apache jewelry, offered bountiful breeze, and the trees, limbs stretched out like tents and dressed in grand, garden-green, served as shade from the sun; […]

Poem: Cali Quake—whose fault is it?

Cali Quake—whose fault is it?   If an earthquake comes shocking, shaking, rattling and rolling Cali is it Yogi Bear, Hugo Pinell’s parting words?  It rained forty days and forty nights the week Bunchy was assassinated…   If an earthquake comes shocking, shaking, rattling and rolling Cali whose fault is it? Round up the usual […]