Freelance Writers, Authors, and Artists of all kinds are alone when they work. Planning their next article, book, event, or gig is a thought provoking project and undertaking. We spend a lot of alone time researching, studying, writing and rewriting. All the while, our rights are protected by the National Writers Union (NWU).
The NWU supports the writers, backs us up when it is time to get paid, connects us with medical insurance coverage through the AFL/CIO. They are there when we need a contract reviewed, or have a legal question. If we need to hire an attorney, why not hire an attorney who belongs to and supports the NWU.
Education is not a stranger to the NWU. Monthly speakers share information about writing, publishing, marketing and promoting at no cost to union members. Let’s not forget the table, we always have at the Harlem Book Fair, Brooklyn Book Fair, and the New York Poetry Festival on Governor’s Island. Authors are allowed to sell their books at these events if they are a member of the NWU.
The NWU is always looking for new members and retaining the already established memberships. Growth in numbers is the protection of our rights in the future.