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Frequently Asked Questions about alt.union.natl-writers, the newsgroup for members of the National Writers Union, UAW Local 1981 (AFL/CIO), and for all publishing professionals.

This FAQ about alt.union.natl-writers, the newsgroup for members of the National Writers Union, UAW Local 1981 (AFL/CIO), and for all publishing professionals was compiled and written by Vicki Richman nwufaq@vicric.com with numerous contributions by others.

-0.0.1. How does this version differ from previous versions? (Natl Writers Union FAQ)
After challengers to the 2001 election for NWU president ...
-0.1. Who maintains this FAQ? (Natl Writers Union FAQ)
The version you are now reading is by Vicki ...
-0.1.1. Who died and made Vicki Richman the boss of the NWU FAQ?
o Vicki's answer:...
-0.2. How did this FAQ get on rtfm.mit.edu? (Natl Writers Union FAQ)
Almost all FAQs are regularly posted to Usenet newsgroups,...
-1.0. What is NWU?
The National Writers Union is the labor union for ...
-1.1. If you're a UAW local, why don't you call yourselves the Local Writers Union?
Beginning in 1979, _Nation_ magazine hosted national ...
-1.1.1. Exactly when was the NWU founded?
We celebrate our anniversary on November 19. The year, ...
-1.2. How can the NWU both have locals and be a local?
The NWU locals elect Delegates to convene at the annual ...
-2.0. What have automobiles to do with writing? (Natl Writers Union)
The United Automobile Workers should be renamed the Union ...
-2.1. I thought it was illegal for freelance writers to have a union.
That question should probably be rephrased: Does ...
-2.1.1. What's union scale for 5000 muckraking words exposing the corrupt FAQ-maintaining industry? (Natl Writers Union)
Only 5000 words?...
-2.1.2. My publisher says my theater reviews serve the gay community, so I should be proud to work for zilch.
In bargaining with a publisher, freelancers should ...
-2.2. That's great, but what makes you a union? (Natl Writers Union)
o Our
-2.2.1. "Sweeping changes" in "the publishing industry"? You mean "industries," right? (Natl Writers Union)
Since Guttenberg, publishing has come in many guises. ...
-2.2.2. I got an offer to ghostwrite academic theses. Does that make me a kind of dope dealer to the fuzz? (Natl Writers Union)
In most cases ghostwriting is legal and honorable, ...
-2.2.3. Do "the benefits of solidarity" mean you offer group health insurance? (Natl Writers Union)
o The short answer:...
-2.2.4. So what you're saying is you're a union because you rig your elections and claim to be a democracy. (Natl Writers Union)
No, no. We never rig our elections. We don't have to. ...
-2.3. Get real. If you're contractors, you need a professional association, not a labor union. (Natl Writers Union)
o The answer by Mike Bradley, Chief Grievance Officer:...
-2.4. Okay, you're a real union. So real that a publisher would have to be crazy to use my work if I joined the NWU. (Natl Writers Union)
Well, blacklisting of union members is a ...
-2.5. Okay, so you're a real freelance union. So how come your president gets a full-time salary? (Natl Writers Union)
He doesn't. Not any more. (And he'll remain a he for ...
-3.0. What are you doing online? (Natl Writers Union)
The 1998 Delegates Assembly voted not to actively attempt ...
-3.1. I've HTML-ized my work for my Web site, but my publisher claims all rights to it and won't let me post it. (Natl Writers Union)
The copyright -- or all-rights -- grab has indeed become ...
-3.2. What are electronic rights? (Natl Writers Union)
The NWU has released a position paper on E-rights. ...
-3.3. I write code. Why should I join a union that puts me in the same campaign as an advertising copywriter? (Natl Writers Union)
Our democratic structure allows any member to work ...
-4.0. So, how can I join? (Natl Writers Union)
Membership in the NWU is open to all qualified writers, ...
-5.0. What are the online NWU groups?
o
-5.0.1. What is alt.union.natl-writers?
Well, if you continue to Question 5.1, you'll have ...
-5.0.2. Vicki again! Don't tell me that any rank-and-filer may run a BBS forum in the name of the NWU.
No, of course not. But a.u.n-w is a Usenet newsgroup, ...
-5.1. What is the charter of alt.union.natl-writers?
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