Creativity Advocacy

Cornell is looking for creative freelancers

Cornell is starting a focus group to help shape its new resource center for young creative workers.


Why freelancing skills should be taught early

It's critical to prepare younger generations for the changing economy.


We’re hiring a Member Organizer!

Are you passionate about building a better future for freelancers? Apply to be our Member Organizer.

Community Advocacy

Lawyers: Join Freelancers Guild!

Join a group of independent legal professionals committed to protecting the rights and interests of their fellow freelancers.

Clients & Gigs Advocacy

A labor lawyer predicts how the Freelance Isn’t Free Act will play out in court

What’s going to happen when freelance nonpayment cases hit the courthouse

Advocacy Community

Freelancers show their solidarity!

Thanks to everyone who told the world why they stand with freelancers.

Advocacy Community

Share your solidarity for a chance to win legal advice!

Show your solidarity with a picture of the new Freelancers Union App for a chance to win free legal advice!

Advocacy Clients & Gigs

Download the Freelancers Union app!

Download the Freelancers Union App to find a lawyer committed to serving freelancers like you.

Advocacy Fun Clients & Gigs

RSVP for a special Freelance Isn’t Free event

Join Sara Horowitz and other special guests at the Freelance Isn’t Free Launch Party on May 15 at LMHQ in New York City.


Why Freelancing Ain’t Free (Nor Should It Be)

When I discovered that Ebony, one of the most iconic Black magazine outlets was allegedly not paying some of its writers, my mouth, literally, dropped.

Advocacy Money & Taxes

Sara in the LA Times: We need tax reform for freelancers

Tax day is a painful moment for many Americans. And for freelancers, it’s even more painful still. Freelancers know they have to deal with tax chores that their nine-to-five,…


Here's to the ones who dream

On the penultimate episode of GIRLS, Lena Dunham's (now pregnant) character, Hannah Horvath, faces a question most creatives confront at some point in their New York City careers: Is it…


Save the date: May 15 is only a month away!

Good news, freelancers: On Monday, May 15, the Freelance Isn't Free Act becomes law in New York City. We're psyched to have more protections for freelancers – and hope that with…


Questionable payment practices at Condé Nast cause alarm for New York City freelancers

Need help dealing with a legal issue? Download the Freelancers Union app to connect with a lawyer committed to helping freelancers and who understand the freelance life. Protect your work:…


Etsy launches first-ever Congressional Microbusiness Caucus

Today Etsy launched the first-ever Microbusiness Caucus on Capitol Hill. With the release of their 2017 US Seller Census, Crafting the future of work: the Big Impact of Microbusiness, Etsy…


Join 32BJ in fighting the deportation of Juan Vivares

This is a post contributed by our allies at 32BJ SEIU. Join us in supporting 32BJ's efforts to stop the deportation of Juan Vivares, husband of 32BJ union member Yahaira…


Enter to win $250 - take our survey on freelance health care issues

What are the challenges you face as a freelancer? Complete our Annual Independent Worker Survey to help us advocate for better solutions for you. This year, our focus is on…


What freelancers need to know about the proposed health care law

On Monday, March 6, House Republicans released a legislation proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act. For freelancers purchasing coverage on the individual market, changes to the healthcare system are…


Why intersectionality matters for freelancers

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about the lessons that I have learned as a freelancer in her 40s. The blog was my attempt to encourage others to…


Licensing and ownership: How do you protect your work?

Need help dealing with a legal issue? Download the Freelancers Union app to connect with a lawyer committed to helping freelancers and who understand the freelance life. It's been a…