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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…


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…


Wolf in sheep's clothing: National Right to Work legislation threatens unions

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves." - Matthew, 7:15 Do you live in a “Right to Work” state?…


6 journalists, 2 freelancers, arrested at inauguration protests

Among those detained were 6 journalists – including freelancers Aaron Cantu and Matt Hopard.


How political activism cultivates hope and initiates change

500,000 people arrived in Washington D.C. to march on January 21. Across the world, hundreds of others Women’s Marches were planned in solidarity. Regardless of where one…


Calling NYC lawyers who represent freelance workers

We want to talk to lawyers in the NYC area about a legal service for freelancers. Specifically, we want to help freelancers with nonpayment claims and other business issues (i.…


Uncovering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s lost Labor legacy

This past week has been a time of reflection and service. Like many Americans, I paused to think about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I…


Do unions need to evolve to survive the next 4 years?

Since the 1980's, private sector unions have been on a steep decline: For every private-sector union member, there are five more workers who have no legal right to representation. In…