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Profile of registrant

National Writers Union

Identification number in the register: 597605813080-10
Registration date: 27/02/14 23:25:34

The information on this organisation was last modified on 27/02/14 23:26:07
The date of the last annual update was 27/02/14 23:25:34

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: National Writers Union
Acronym: NWU
Legal status: Labor union (Local 1981, UAW, AFL-CIO)
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade unions

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Larry Goldbetter
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Edward Hasbrouck
Position: Co-Chair, Book Division

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 256 W. 38th St. Ste. 703
New York, NY 10018
Telephone number: (+1) 2122540279
Fax number: (+1) 2122540673
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The purpose of the NWU (UAW Local 1981) is to promote and protect the rights, interests, and economic advancement of members; to organize writers to improve professional working conditions through collective bargaining action; and to provide professional services to members.

The NWU represent the interests of the full range of writing communities in the US. These include writers of diverse cultural, ethnic, racial and religious heritage; writers of all sexual/gender orientations; writers with disabilities; and writers at all levels of income and commercial success.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 1
Complementary information: Most of the work of the NWU is carried out by unpaid member volunteers, not by paid staff. Work related to the EU represents a small fraction of 1 full-time equivalent, but is carried out by different people and committees at different times.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Monitoring of legislative and regulatory activities related to copyright, intellectual property, freedom of the press, and other matters related to writers' interests.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

The NWU is a national amalgamated union, Local 1981, of the United Auto Workers (UAW), and as a local of the UAW is affiliated with the AFL-CIO. The NWU is a member organization of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the International Authors Forum (IAF), and the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations (IFRRO).

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Most of the work of the NWU is carried out by unpaid member volunteers, not by paid staff. Work related to the EU represents a small fraction of 1 full-time equivalent.

NWU expenses related to these activities are minimal, and are limited to minimum travel expenses and a small fraction of the salaries of paid officers and administrative support staff attributable to this work.

The NWU is primarily a national organization concerned with activities in the USA, not with EU policies or activities.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.