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Sara Horowitz brings the #FreelanceIsntFree Campaign to Washington

For the American freelancer, this was a big week in Washington. Freelancers Union Founder, Sara Horowitz was invited to speak on a panel that took place during the Summit on…


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Take a Stand to Support Laid Off WeWork Cleaners

On August 23, 90 percent of the cleaning staff at NYC WeWork, the coworking startup, were laid off. But this wasn’t typical corporate housecleaning. Allegations are that WeWork terminated…


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Americans are becoming more pro-union, new study says

Do you approve or disapprove of labor unions? That’s the question that was posed to 1,011 participants in a recent Gallup poll, the results of which were released…


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Are you a strategic thinker and a strong writer? Come work with us!

Want to work at a fun, entrepreneurial non-profit with great people, while supporting the nation’s 53 million independent workers? Freelancers Union is hiring! We are seeking a Communications Associate…


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A very cool playlist for a very hot summer

I don’t know about you, but things are heating up over here in New York City. For me, it provides the perfect excuse to stay inside, crank the AC…


Fun

What was your biggest #FreelanceFail?

We’ve all experienced a #FreelanceFail - whether it was deleting hours of work, CC’ing a client on an email that was NOT meant for their eyes, or agreeing…


Fun Latest

What's your favorite song of the summer?

Having a cruel summer? Whether you're spending your summer in the city or blowin' away on a summer breeze, you can turn those summertime blues away with the perfect summer…


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NEW! Get feedback on your art & photography in Hives

We all know Freelancers Union members are a passionate, creative bunch. Wouldn’t it be even better if there were a place that we could all share our creative work…


Creativity

“Passion should always trump common sense” - Robert De Niro on life in the arts

Have you ever tried something new...and failed? Of course you have. All of us have. It’s part of what makes us human. But more importantly, it’s what…


Clients & Gigs

Want better projects with bigger budgets? Check this out:

What is your target market? That’s the question that Freelancers Union member Ilise Benun wants to help you answer. As most independent workers know, specialization trumps generalization. It allows…


Clients & Gigs

Upwork introduces programs to help top freelancers earn more

Earlier this month, oDesk relaunched as Upwork with a brand new site and a slew of new features. Upwork is a platform designed to help talented independent professionals thrive. As…


Advocacy

Gawker proves unions are retro cool

Are unions “retro cool”? Last week, the editorial employees at Gawker, the online media company, announced that they were intending to unionize. Our founder Sara Horowitz wrote about this in…


"Imagine a day without sound": Freelance musicians are coming together

No matter what industry you’re in, our new online network for freelancers has a place for you. But if it doesn’t, you can create it. That’s exactly…


Money & Taxes

True story: This CEO cut his $1M salary to pay his employees better

Apparently all CEO’s aren’t bad. As The New York Times pointed out the other day, one company’s new minimum wage is now $70,000 a year. Even…


Money & Taxes

How do you get paid on time, all of the time?

How do you make sure your clients pay you on time, all of the time? We want you to help get the conversation started before our next Spark event on…


Clients & Gigs

Freelancing 101: 6 Things No One Tells You About Getting Started

Are you thinking about going freelance? Everyone knows that taxes are challenging - but what’s the real secret to having a successful freelance career? Is there a trick to…


Money & Taxes

Great deals for a great freelance life

Yesterday, we launched a brand new discounts page offering a variety of exclusive money-saving opportunities for Freelancers Union members. We’ve been receiving a lot of great feedback from our…


Advocacy

McDonald’s decides to pay bands at SXSW

Last week, an independent musician announced on Facebook that his band, Ex Cops, had been approached by McDonald’s with an offer to play their South-by-Southwest showcase. This would have…


Clients & Gigs

Hives notifications are here!

In just a few months, our online network for freelancers has seen thousands of independent workers sharing advice, helping each other find work, and even sharing tax tips in over…


Advocacy

Financial Times says Sara Horowitz is “in demand”

As the freelance workforce continues to grow, more people are taking notice each day. In fact, just today the Financial Times -- one of the most important international newspapers focusing…