Advocacy

Protect your work with our new contract builder

A contract is the foundation of a good working relationship. However, too often freelancers work without one. Working without a clear agreement can lead to issues down the road including…


Advocacy

Looking back on 2016, an historical year for freelancers

2016 has been an historical year for the freelance workforce. In the city of New York, we came together to pass landmark legislation to help freelancers get paid on time…


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Now, more than ever, freelancers must stand together

If there’s one thing we deeply know now, major changes are afoot. Many of us are worried for ourselves, for the people we love and for the people we…


Health Advocacy Sara's dispatches

The system is kinda f@#ked – but you shouldn't be.

Health insurance open enrollment has arrived. This year, our experts have selected their favorite plans for freelancers, with new helpful guides and new carriers to help you save money in…


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Freelance Isn't Free and the future of freelancing

October 27th, 2016 signifies a landmark victory for the nation’s 55 million freelance workers: The New York City Council passed The Freelance Isn’t Free Act, which extends unprecedented…


Freelancing in America 2016

Freelancing in America is the most comprehensive study of the independent workforce. This year, we examine freelancers' impact on the presidential election.


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Freelancers Union looks to bring portable benefits to on-demand workers nationwide

Freelancers Union launched 20 years ago with the radical idea of making freelance fair. Together, we’ve made incredible strides. With your help, we created the nation’s first affordable,…


NYC freelancers urge City Council to pass payment protections

As Freelancers Union Founder and Executive Director, Sara Horowitz is an innovator for tomorrow's workforce. You can catch up with her on Twitter at @SaraHorowitz._ Freelancers across New York City…


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Become a #FreelanceIsntFree Campaign Partner

As Freelancers Union Founder and Executive Director, Sara Horowitz is an innovator for tomorrow's workforce. You can catch up with her on Twitter at @Sara_Horowitz. There is an Irish…


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#FreelanceNation looks forward to 2016

As Freelancers Union Founder and Executive Director, Sara Horowitz is an innovator for tomorrow's workforce. You can catch up with her on Twitter at @Sara_Horowitz. In 2015, the way…


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Special Report: the costs of nonpayment

As Freelancers Union Founder and Executive Director, Sara Horowitz is an innovator for tomorrow's workforce. You can catch up with her on Twitter at @Sara_Horowitz. One in every two…


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We said #FreelanceIsntFree – and the city of New York listened

As Freelancers Union Founder and Executive Director, Sara Horowitz is an innovator for tomorrow's workforce. You can catch up with her on Twitter at @Sara\Horowitz._ As individuals, many freelancers…


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President Obama declares "Freelance isn't Free"

As Freelancers Union Founder and Executive Director, Sara Horowitz is an innovator for tomorrow's workforce. You can catch up with her on Twitter at @Sara_Horowitz. “Freelancing isn’t free.…


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Raise your voice and help us #StartTheConvo with the White House

As Freelancers Union Founder and Executive Director, Sara Horowitz is an innovator for tomorrow's workforce. You can catch up with her on Twitter at @Sara_Horowitz. We know that freelancers…


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Freelancing in America 2015 Report

Freelancing is the new normal. For you, our members, this fact will likely not come as much of a surprise. But now we have the numbers to prove it. Nearly…


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Presidential candidates: What will you do for freelancers?

As Freelancers Union Founder and Executive Director, Sara Horowitz is an innovator for tomorrow's workforce. You can catch up with her on Twitter at @SaraHorowitz._ At Labor Day we stop…


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Freelancers buy less, end up with more

As Freelancers Union Founder and Executive Director, Sara Horowitz is an innovator for tomorrow's workforce. You can catch up with her on Twitter at @Sara\Horowitz._ As the world of…


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The Gig Economy Goes Mainstream

As Freelancers Union Founder and Executive Director, Sara Horowitz is an innovator for tomorrow's workforce. You can catch up with her on Twitter at @Sara\Horowitz._ Hitting the front page…


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The State of the Independent Workforce

The gig-to-gig nature of freelance life can be hard on bank accounts. Drastic fluctuations in income makes budgeting nearly impossible. You know what makes this balancing act even harder? Clients…


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Disruptive News for the On-Demand Economy

Another day, another confirmation that the world of work is changing before our very eyes. If you’re looking for it, the change is clear. It’s in the way…