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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…


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Need more proof that the Era of Big Work is over? Here it is

For much of the past century, the Era of Big Work — the 40-hour workweek and its employer-provided benefits — were the foundation of our economy. That was then. Now, freelancing is…


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Freelancers who come together save together

When freelancers come together, we’ve got power -- in markets and in politics. That’s the driving force behind our new Freelancer Discounts program. It’s a place where…


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Why are women more likely to freelance?

The traditional work structure just isn’t working for millions of women anymore -- if it ever worked to begin with. That’s why I wasn’t entirely surprised that…


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Get your copy of 'The Freelancers Union Guide to Taxes'

More than 53 million Americans are now freelancing. That’s one in every three workers. Entire industries have swelled to meet the demand. Co-working spaces like Impact Hub. Gigs boards…


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Find Your “Spark” -- Announcing Our New, National Education and Networking Series

The one thing every successful freelancer knows is that you’re only as good as your network. That’s why last fall we started a national event series pilot project…


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What makes a city great for freelancers?

What makes a city great for freelancers? That’s the question I talked about last week with a couple hundred freelancers in San Francisco and Los Angeles. There was so…


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California, let's talk about building better freelance cities

Freelancers are the future of work. And we’re the future of cities, too. With 53 million independent workers and counting (and millions in California alone), we’re not just…