Toward a New Mutualism

When you pick up your veggies from your CSA you’re doing it.  When you make a connection on Craigslist you’re doing it. You’re even doing it when…


Indie Workers Rock!

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The Future of Health Care

When we started thinking about the theme of our next ad campaign, we knew we wanted to speak audaciously about how we're working to fix a broken health care system.…


Introducing: Resources for Freelancers

Quick: What tax forms do independent workers need to file? What’s the difference between a Solo 401(k) and a SEP IRA (or Freelancers Union’s own retirement plan…


Bad Clients Are a Disease

Getting paid on time and in full shouldn’t be as hard as it is. Last year, 83% of you told us you’d been stiffed or paid late in…


The World's Easiest Invoicing Tool

Got 5 minutes to spare? That's plenty of time to create a clean, professional looking invoice by using Billable: a nifty new web app that gives you a blank slate…


Working Alone, Together

Freelancing can be a tough life. Health insurance isn't always easy to find, taxes have to be paid 4 times a year, and you don't get a water cooler to…


Building a 21st Century Safety Net

This article from Derek Thompson in the Atlantic is one of the best summations that we’ve seen of how the social safety net—designed to solve the problems of…


1 Day Only! Crunch Fitness Discount

Join Crunch Fitness at any of their NYC locations and save $30 of the initiation fee, from now through April 27 at 9pm. Discounts are one of the benefits of…


Freelancers Don't Work for Free

We know that freelancers continue to get stiffed while the companies that employ them get off scot free. That’s why we launched a campaign to protect freelancers from unpaid…


Check Out Our Facebook App!

Job Tracker, Freelancers Union’s new Facebook app, lets freelancers broadcast what they’re working on. Brag about your happy clients and announce to the world when you're looking for…


How to Pay Your Taxes Four Times a Year—And Love It

Have you ever wondered why there’s no dedicated personal finance book for independent workers? Authors Joseph D’Agnese and Denise Kiernan did, so they wrote their own, entitled, “The…


Feedback from Fantastic Freelancers

We’ve gotten a lot of feedback from our last survey of people’s awareness and perception of Freelancers Union, and we’d like to thank those of you who…


Looking for a gig?

You may have noticed that the gigs section of the Freelancers Union website has changed. Although the old gigs section received a lot of traffic, members told us that they…


Freelancers Union in 3 words

Here at Freelancers Union’s business development HQ, we’re experimenting with new ways to gather input from our members. We've recently asked members to join the Product Test Team,…