Advocacy

The government must do more to understand the freelance workforce

The recent BLS report is an important step but doesn’t capture crucial segments of the freelance economy.


Advocacy Money & Taxes

The results are in: Freelance Isn’t Free has put a serious dent in client nonpayment

The year-old Freelance Isn’t Free law has already helped freelancers collect $254,866 in unpaid invoices, but more of us need to use it.


Money & Taxes Advocacy

Fight back against nonpayment

Freelancers Union is launching new resources to educate freelancers about the #FreelanceIsntFree law.


Advocacy Clients & Gigs Money & Taxes

How to file a nonpayment claim with the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs

Freelancers in New York City have access to a dedicated Freelancer Navigation Program to help them with nonpayment disputes.


Advocacy Community

Freelancers strike back: #FreelanceIsntFree

Freelancers Union is celebrating the anniversary of the Freelance Isn’t Free law with new resources for freelancers dealing with nonpayment.


Clients & Gigs Advocacy

Does pay transparency have the potential to transform freelance work?

Publicizing freelance rates is a major step toward ending income inequality.


Advocacy Health

This May Day, support freelancers

Support advocacy for freelancers and get involved in the union.


Advocacy News

Freelancers win a victory with #EbonyOwes

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


Advocacy Community

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.


Advocacy Community

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…


Advocacy Community

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…


Advocacy Community

Be a leader, grow your business

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


Advocacy

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…


Advocacy

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.


Advocacy

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…


Advocacy

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.