Posts authored by Carolyn Silveira

Sep 14, 2011

Hurricane Irene Damage Makes Mutualism Real

At Freelancers Union HQ in Brooklyn, New York, we waited for Hurricane Irene's approach with fearful anticipation. Would it just be an adventure, building a grown-up fort of flashlights and…

Aug 23, 2011

Why Buy When You Can Swap?

Out of the many depressing and mind-numbing statistics, stories, and trends floating around in the recession, there is one which inspires hope: a growing economy based on trust, community, environmentalism,…

Aug 22, 2011

Get Big Freelancer Ideas to SXSW!

Where do creative thinkers, entrepreneurs, tech visionaries, artists, and social changers get together to swap notes, spread new ideas, and kick the tires of the future? SXSW (South by Southwest)…

Aug 01, 2011

The Consequences of Job-Juggling

In Gabrielle's recent post on the rise in the number of people working multiple, part-time jobs, she voiced concern about the cumulative strain that juggling multiple jobs might have. As…

May 25, 2011

Who, Us? We're Just a Powerful New Union, That’s All.

If you didn’t catch all the reporting-from-the-scenes #LobbyDay action on Twitter last week, I’ll fill you in on one our most successful advocacy actions yet! Last Tuesday, dozens…