Dear Freelancers Union members,
May Day is an annual tradition where workers come together for fight for solutions to their most pressing issues. The first May Day protests started in support of an eight hour workday, and through the years they have encompassed unfair labor practices, civil rights, and the most important challenges of the day.
As we look toward supporting the needs of the future workforce, I wanted to take this chance to tell you more about Freelancers Union’s model for advocacy. We offer handpicked insurance plans for freelancers, which in turn funds our advocacy work, including the landmark Freelance Isn’t Free legislation in in New York City.
It’s a virtuous cycle -- when you buy insurance through us, you support a new system that works for freelancers.
This May Day, I hope you’ll spread the word about Freelancers Union’s work to your friends, get involved in the union, and reach out to me with your ideas.