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Join LiquidTalent for the Future of Work Summit on April 6th

This post is from our partners at LiquidTalent, a local talent marketplace for hiring vetted developers and designers through social connection. The second annual Brooklyn Future of Work Summit is…


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Join us for a #FreelanceIsntFree Strategy Session!

Check your West Wing trivia at the door – making real change means thinking outside the small, talking box! Join City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and Sara Horowitz on…


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Freelancers Union members shine at City Hall Hearing

New York City is famous for its hustle. Each day 8.4 million people get out and do what it takes to survive in the city that never sleeps, but…


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Take the Members' Survey and be entered to win a $250 gift card

At Freelancers Union, the union is you. We evolve and change to support your needs as an independent worker – and we can only do that when we hear from you.…


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A new technology lets you get involved where it matters most

As the world becomes increasingly connected through the wonders of technology, it's often easier to feel closer to a stranger 3,000 miles away than one's own next door neighbor.…


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For the first time ever, NYC invites freelancers to speak about nonpayment

The City of New York invites freelancers to City Hall to speak about the importance of stronger protections for the freelance workforce. Join us on February 29, 1:00 p.…


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Tell your City Council Member #FreelanceIsntFree

7 out of 10 freelancers face client nonpayment at least once in their careers. For unpaid freelancers, client nonpayment can cost an average of $6000 annually. This is no drop…


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Should you barter your services?

(image credit: Oliver Tacke) Let’s get one thing straight: bartering is NOT working for free. Instead, bartering is an occasionally useful alternative for freelancers who want services… but don’…


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10 ways to be a more connected freelancer in 2016

1. Become a SPARK co-leader Put growing your local network on the fast-track by becoming a SPARK co-leader! As a Spark leader, you can turbocharge your career through becoming a…


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New York City freelancers: Get involved in your local community!

Over the last year, the freelance workforce has been a key conversation point among New York City policy makers. We realize that freelancers drive much of what makes this city…


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New York City moves to support freelancers

Hey Freelance Nation, wouldn’t it be nice to feel like the law is on your side? On Monday, December 7, we introduced the #FreelanceIsntFree Bill to New York City…


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What freelancers can learn from the #FightFor15

On Tuesday, November 10th, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he will raise the minimum wage rate for all State workers to $15.00 per hour. “You can’t pay for…


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Get ready: #FreelanceIsntFree Day of Action

Join Freelance Nation on Thursday, November 19 for a #FreelanceIsntFree Day of Action! Freelancers across the nation will unite to spread awareness about client nonpayment, as well as recruit fellow…


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NYC Councilman Brad Lander shines a light on #FreelanceIsntFree

As freelancing becomes more ubiquitous, representatives at both the national and local levels have started to take note. Urban areas are the latest “test kitchens” for figuring out how to…


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What the State of Freelancing in the U.S. Means for the Future of Work

Following the release of the Freelancing in America 2015 report, our founder Sara Horowitz shares her perspective on this year’s findings in Fast Company. She highlights three major takeaways…


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When did you decide to start freelancing?

It wasn’t so long ago that “going freelance” was code for “totally just got laid off and have to pay the bills somehow.” Now, however, the scales have tipped:…


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Sara Horowitz named to Politico's 50

Each year, Politico Magazine profiles 50 “thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics in 2015.” This year, Politico named Sara Horowitz, Freelancers Union founder and Executive Director, among a host…


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You’re Invited: Brooklyn Town Hall & #FreelanceIsntFree Campaign Launch

Freelancers across New York City gather on Monday, September 21st for the #FreelanceIsntFree Campaign Launch and Brooklyn Town Hall Meeting at Brooklyn Borough Hall. Join a group of passionate freelancers…


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Political momentum behind the Gig Economy builds

This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a…


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Are you ready to step off the assembly line?

“One man draws out the wire, another straights it, a third cuts it, a fourth points it, a fifth grinds it at the top for receiving the head.” - Adam…