If you're a member of Freelancers Union, you may have gotten an email by now telling you about a City Council hearing two weeks from today, on Monday, April 16. For the first time ever, the Council will be devoting an entire meeting to freelancers' issues, and a panel of Freelancers Union members will testify on:
- affordable health insurance
- fair taxes
- recourse against clients who don't pay
- unemployment insurance
Currently, the interests of freelancers and the self-employed are represented to the City by the committee on small business. Now, though, freelancers have a chance for a dedicated hearing. If you live or work in New York City, please join us and attend the hearing in a show of support!