By now, freelancers know that "The check is in the mail." is a euphemism for, "you're the last on my list for payment."

Since when did freelance work mean free work?

It's time to put an end to practices that dismiss an entire population's labor and livelihoods with a shrug.

Here are 10 steps to taking your power back... and getting paid for your talents and time. Download the PDF here.

Mo Kinberg is the Advocacy and Organizing Manager at Freelancers Union. She is a dedicated community and campaign organizer with over seven years experience working with community organizations and labor unions. Mo Kinberg lives in Jersey City with her husband and two dogs.