On Monday, NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson and Sara Horowitz, founder of Freelancers Union, took questions before a packed house at the Bowery Poetry Club.
The event, sponsored by Freelancers Union, included a discussion between the Comptroller and Sara, and was followed by Q&A from the audience. Afterward, freelancers stuck around and mingled, and had a chance to talk to Comptroller Thompson and Sara face-to-face. Last January, Comptroller Thompson released a report on the importance of the self-employed to the City's economy; in April, he testified before the City Council about UBT reform. It was clear last night that Mr. Thompson has an understanding of freelancers' issues that a lot of members found compelling.