One of the groups of people affected by the recession and poor healthcare packages are freelance writers. I mean they have always been underpaid however now more than ever it has been rough. A writer who had a great repertoire before may still have it going on due to loyalty and skills. However what do a freelancer such as myself who have started right in the thick of this, get help? Who will have my back when it comes to legit resources and connections?
NWU or National Writers Union.
Just this past summer NWU celebrated its 30 year anniversary of supporting freelance writers. They are the only labor union that represents freelance writers.
Their mission is to continue to improve the economic and working conditions of writers. As of recently there are over 1200 members with the NWU. Some services they offer are contract advice, grievance assistance as well as health care assistance.
To learn more visit the NWU’s website for a complete list of resources and services at http://www.nwu.org
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