HELP INDUSTRIAL WORKER SUPPORT FREELANCE JOURNALISTS
Industrial Worker is the official publication of the Industrial Workers of the World, a member-run union for all workers. Since 1907, IW has been "the voice of revolutionary industrial unionism," run by the working class for the purpose of working class emancipation. Today, IW is a quarterly print publication as well as a blog.
Like the IWW at large, IW has traditionally relied on volunteer labor. But as the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues, IW recognizes that many freelance journalists are suddenly having commissioned stories killed and future opportunities disappear. In order to support these workers, IW is collaborating with the IWW Freelance Journalists Union to raise and disburse funds to compensate its contributors.
For every $100 raised, IW and the IWW FJU will be able to immediately pay an honorarium for one article—contributors have no need to wait for publication. While we acknowledge that this falls woefully short of a living wage, we hope that this represents a starting point from which we can increase rates in the future.
FOR FREELANCE JOURNALISTS:
To pitch IW, email firstname.lastname@example.org. If your pitch is accepted by a member of the IW editorial committee, simply forward that acceptance email to [email redacted] to receive a $100 payment from the IWW FJU via PayPal. (Unfortunately the IWW FJU is only able to send payments via PayPal at this time.)
- William Rivett
- George Barber
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