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There is no charge to attend National Writers Union Steering Committee and Political Committee meetings.

Anyone who has creations may come to the NATIONAL WRITERS MEETINGS and be considered for assistance in maintaining their royalities, payments, sales, and rights.

The Philadelphia Chapter would like to welcome all who have been stolen from, and those who wish to be protected against the thieves through this basic need to resist.

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Please see events posted; as we are here to protect your interests and of all workers in direct support of each other. We will support you.

For example, we have a member who had work stolen: the writer found there were 19 seperate versions in various languages sold around the world. None of the language versions were granted to be published by the author.

Another member had been a editor-poster for an internet website. Our member contacted the union and the union assisted in providing a strategy and a letter to have the people who wrote our member back off and cease calling to have him end his legal, socially just website.

One member had signed a contract with a publisher who demanded an added $2,000.00 after having been paid $3,000.00. The member had not recieved copies of the publication and the publisher demanded the additional funds for editing, only.

Ee have had a case against Ebony and Jet magazines in which at least 40 writers had not bern psid for their work.

At our last National Executive Committee meeting, we continued discussion of the case won for give writers who won a million dollars for writing produced but were not paid for.

These are the types of vile cases of abuse and the saunch, hard fighting members we have. Find out how the union can make a difference in the grave situations you have.

Upcoming events (5)

Political Committee of the Steering Committee

Afscme Council 47

The Political Committee will consider a number of projects such as ceasing the "Right to Work" and ceasing the limit on overtime as well as the struggle against the Trump adgenda to move to take away the ability of unions to orgainze. We are looking to begin television and radio broadcasts in support for greater NWU unionization of all creators.. The NWU chapter breakfast will be rearranged to fit into present circumstances and is planned for June of 2018 along with the Juneteenth Celebration.

Political Committee of the Steering Committee

Online event

The Political Committee will consider a number of projects: 1. Assisting in Worker's Centers, such as the Philadelphia Unemployment Project. 2. Involvement in the Philadelphia American Federation of Labour-Congress of Industrial Organizations newly established Civil Rights Committee. 3. Providing information on unemployment organizations. 4. Involvement in direct actions such as unionized Black Lives Matter and Unemployment Benefit demonstrations of UNITE HERE at thwChamber Comerace and the African American History Museum.. 5. Members of the Philadelphia Chapter NWU attended demonstrations demanding a continuation of unemployment benefits. 6. The Philadelphia NWU Chapter is assisting in pressuring the U.S. Senate to continue unemployment benefits as previous. Sign petitions for the HEROES Act. Take action: go to--- http//www.actionnetwork.org/forms/heroesact 7. The struggle against the Trump administration move to take away the ability of unions to orgainze has been ramped-up as the adminstration supplied a budget to Congress to cut Social Security funding drastically. 8. The Philadelphia Art Museum workers won unionization through the AFSCME through join support of numerious orgsnizations in the union movement. 9. We have entered the Move the Money to Human Needs campaigns through the Us Peace Council at uspeacecouncil.org The NWU organizing drive is key. More than 40,000 creators nation wide are unemployed. Numerious publications are now out of business with the Covid-19 Crisis ongoing. We have begun television broadcasts with our members training to support greater NWU unionization. All creators can tune into phillycam.org/watch and come to assist this project. We need video editors, interviewers, and trainees for studios and equipment. We have an agreement with PhillyCAM to have our Philadelphia NWU members join PhillyCAM under group memberships and not pay individual PhillyCAM membership fees. The NWU Philadelphia NWU Chapter breakfast will be rearranged to fit into present circumstances and is planned the early summer or fall of 2021, depending upon the Covid-19 Crisis. Many of us are meeting virtualy, and can help you if you are unemployed, behind in your rent, need food or medical care. Check with the Philadelphia Unemployment Project has virtual rallies; call[masked] and/or Community Legal Services for additional unemployment information as in the above photo. The Philadelphia Chapter of NWU will meet vitually until the Covid-19 Crises is safely controlled. TAKE ACTION: For petition sites and direct actions you can take part in and make a difference, see: MOVEON.ORG, COLOUR OF CHANGE, and UNEMPLOYMENT ACTION. CALL OR TEXT[masked] for more information; take action on worker issues. CALL OR TEXT[masked] at least a day before our meeting date to attend meetings virtually. Stay well, stay safe, and take action !!!!!!!

PHILADELPHIA NATIONAL WRITERS UNION STEERING COMMITTEE; members and friends

Pennsylvania has a number of bills to be voted upon which will move union rights to not exist if passed. In Pennsylvania, if the present governor is not reelected, Pennsylvania will become a "Right to Work" state, which for writers will mean a reduction in pay for each word written or for each of our other creations we may produce. These we must fight. Members and friends with specific situations to be sent to the NWU National office for representation will be explained. All are welcome to attend. There is no fee to attend the Steering Committee or other committee meetings.

PHILADELPHIA NATIONAL WRITERS UNION STEERING COMMITTEE; members and friends

The national NWU union office has obtained a bus to come from NYC to assist members attend the Climate Change March. A report will be presented outlining this effort. The local Philadelphia Chapter has been invited to give a presentation at the Art Sanctuary event, Saturday, May 13th, 2017, at the African American History Museum, 7th and Arch Sts. (see the Meetup listing for further information for this). The NWU will meet to further plan the business to be presented at the National Executive Board meeting in May, 20th, 2017, in NYC, NY, and to view progress on the forum planned to be held at the Paul Robeson House and Museum, with Professor Gerald Horne presentating the Effects of the Enslavement on the Present: a Current Events Conversation. (go to the link below and touch-screen or paste it into a search window for Everbrite tickets) << https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prof-gerald-horne-the-enslavement-and-effects-on-the-present-tickets-33423304002?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=strongmaikl&utm-term=listing >> A report on the May Day Committee Event, the Phildelphia AFL-CIO Degelates Meeting, the AFL-CIO Political Committee, the NWU-UAW COPE political committee, and other solidarity actions will be planned, especially regarding the federal government attempt to move the copyright office functions to a political base. Also, Pennsylvania has a number of bills to be voted upon which will move union rights to not exist if passed. In Pennsylvania, if the present governor is not reelected, Pennsylvania will become a "Right to Work" state, which for writers will mean a reduction in pay for each word written or for each of our other creations we may produce. These we must fight. Members and friends with specific situations to be sent to the NWU National office for representation will be explained. All are welcome to attend. There is no fee to attend the Steering Committee or other committee meetings.

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