Aimed for writers in the USA, but, since so many writers' avenues are now international, there is helpful information here for all.
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Union & Guild Resources for WritersBy Jason Boog
In honor of the Labor Day holiday, we are continuing to collect a list of union and guild resources for writers–organizations that help freelancers around the country cope with shrinking pay scales, a health insurance crisis and the crippling recession.
We’ve started our list below with email and website links, but feel free to add suggestions in the comments section–we will keep updating our directory. Earlier this summer, the National Writers Union(NWU) celebrated 30 years as “the only labor union that represents freelance writers.”
Here’s more from the NWU: “Now, more than ever, with the consolidation of power into the hands of ever-larger corporate entities and with the advent of technologies that facilitate the exploitation of a writer’s work, writers need an organization with the clout and know-how to protect our interests. One that will forge new rules for a new era. Combining the strength of more than 1,200 members with the support of the United Automobile Workers, the NWU works to advance the economic and working conditions of all writers. Our members also directly benefit from the many valuable services the Union offers—including grievance assistance, contract advice, and much more—while actively contributing to a growing movement of professional freelancers who have banded together to assert their collective power.”