The Art of Negotiation

All too often, I hear freelancers say that the deck is stacked against them when it comes to defining the terms of a new gig, and they feel reluctant to…


Getting Played, Not Paid? Use a Contract.

Need help dealing with a legal issue? Download the Freelancers Union app to connect with a lawyer committed to helping freelancers and who understand the freelance life. Protect your work:…


Would It Kill You to Pick Up the Phone?

Married to My Phone I’m going to level with you. I make a lot of calls to a lot of members every week, and while many see it as…


Update: Meeting Minutes for March

The March 15 Monthly Member Meeting came and went on the heels of Daylights  Saving Time—leaving us with more hours in the day to work towards freelancer equality! Read…


Update: February Member Meeting

As we (hopefully) wrap up a long and snowy winter here in NYC, there’s much to report on the Monthly Member Meeting front. At the member gathering on February…


"A Year From Now, You May Wish You Had Started Today" - Karen Lamb

Fun times were had by all at the 2011 Volunteer Thank You Party last week. With heaping baskets of brie & crudite, yummy (and complimentary!) cocktails, cordial staff and awesome…


Update: January Member Meeting

Forgot to mention it in my last post, but my New Year’s resolutions include sleeping more, using my YMCA membership card (though it stays so shiny when it sits…


Disqus it! Freelancer Bill of Rights

The New Year is in full swing, and we are back at it in Brooklyn working towards freedom and justice for all (freelancers.) In this spirit, Freelancers Union members gathered…


Make It Yours: The Monthly Member Meeting

The days are shorter; the wind is colder; and the New York Marathon is over. But we are just heating up! Here at Freelancers Union, we know that ya’ll…


November 2, 2010: Our Big Day through Photos

No, I'm not talking about a wedding! Although, Election Day 2010 did prove to be incredibly exciting and the start of new beginnings for Freelancers Union. Seventy-two of our endorsed…


Crafting Campaign Plans and Meeting You!

* ** Campaign season is officially in full swing. * After a brief hiatus to recover from a gnarly fall cold, during which I hunkered down with a box of tissues, hot tea,…


Sweating It Out with Political Hopefuls

As a fairly recent arrival to NYC from the Connecticut shoreline, I thought I understood East Coast humidity. That is, until I spent the month of July here in the…