• Advocacy

For the first time ever, NYC invites freelancers to speak about nonpayment

The City of New York invites freelancers to City Hall to speak about the importance of stronger protections for the freelance workforce. Join us on February 29, 1:00 p.m. at a hearing for the #FreelanceIsntFree Act.

This is a momentous occasion as it’s the first in New York City history in which freelancers get to speak in an official capacity about the struggles we face with nonpayment. On February 29 at 1:00 p.m., we will convene at City Hall Chambers to share nonpayment stories and hear from #FreelanceIsntFree advocates.

We’re seeking freelancers willing to testify to the problem of client nonpayment at the hearing – if you have been affected by nonpayment or late payment and would like to testify, please email us at

Finally, we invite you to join us on February 29 at 1:00 p.m. to show your support for the freelancers participating in the hearing and for the passage of the #FreelanceIsntFree bill in New York. By showing up in droves, we remind our City representatives that New York City freelancers are a powerful and diverse group of working professionals – and we mean business!


We look forward to seeing you there. This has been an incredible journey thus far and we’re excited to continue pursuing the passage of this legislation.

Freelancers Union Creating a better future for all independent workers across the United States.

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