Advocacy News

Freelancers win a victory with #EbonyOwes

National Writers Union settles with Ebony Media over Ebony’s nonpayment of freelance contractors.


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The importance of solidarity in 2018 - the small steps that we can all take

The beautiful thing about solidarity is that you determine what being actively involved looks like for you.


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Enter to win $250 - take our 2018 survey on freelance workforce issues

What are the top challenges you face as a freelancer? Complete our Annual Independent Worker Survey to help us advocate for solutions and build a stronger community. As I begin…


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Vote for the next member representative on the Freelancers Union board

Member participation is critical to shaping the future and vision of our union. We need Freelancers Union members to help decide on our next Member Representative. The elected Member Representative…


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Be a leader, grow your business

Make 2018 the year you commit to growing your business and giving back to your community.


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Happy New Year from Freelancers Union’s new Executive Director

Dear Freelancers Union members, I’m honored to wish you a Happy New Year as Freelancers Union’s new Executive Director. As we look to 2018, the freelance movement faces…


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5 ways to be philanthropic as a freelancer

Giving back is not only doable, but quite enjoyable.


Health Advocacy

Missed the health insurance Open Enrollment deadline? Here’s what you need to know

You may still have time to shop for health insurance plans, otherwise you may need a “qualifying event” to be eligible for coverage.


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An important message from Sara

When I founded the organization that became Freelancers Union in 1995, my goal was to build the next form of unionism for a networked economy in America. We started with…


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New York’s Paid Family Leave Law: What freelancers need to know

New York passed an exciting paid family leave law, but you need to opt in before January 1.


Health Advocacy

Time is running out to get health insurance. Help spread the word

Open Enrollment for health insurance is ending soon. Here's what you and your fellow freelancers need to know.


Advocacy Money & Taxes

What freelancers need to know about the new tax bills

The House and Senate tax bills could have a major impact on freelancers’ finances.


Clients & Gigs Advocacy

It’s not just a Hollywood problem: Freelancers and sexual harassment

Unfortunately there is no clear, uniform pathway for addressing workplace sexual harassment for freelancers.


Health Advocacy

What freelancers on a COBRA need to know about health insurance

Have health insurance through a former employer? Here are some things to keep in mind.


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How to make sure your union gets credit for your health insurance

Support advocacy like “Freelance Isn’t Free” at no additional cost to you.


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Got health insurance questions? Join us for a webinar on 11/8

Join us for a health insurance webinar to learn how to evaluate what type of plan you need.


Health Advocacy Sara's dispatches

Buying health insurance doesn’t have to suck

Buy health insurance from Freelancers Union -- we have your back.


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What freelancers need to know about enrolling in Medicare

Medicare Open Enrollment started on October 15. Here’s the information you need.


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Freelancers need better benefits

In our 4th annual survey of the independent workforce, freelancers expressed a desire for better portable benefits.