9-29-09 Runoff Roundup

Well Tuesday's runoff resulted in one more Freelancers Union endorsed candidate winning and the other falling short of victory.

Congratulations are in order for Brooklyn Councilman Bill de Blasio who swept the field in the runoff and is now strongly favored to be our next Public Advocate.

De Blasio...

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Put 75,000 noses to the grind stone and people take notice.

Your hard work has again gotten the press interested in what Freelancers Union is doing around the 2009 NYC elections. Today, fellow Freelancers Union member and freelance journalist Lindsey McCormick published an in-depth look at our efforts to organize independent workers for this fall’s elections. Read the whole article...

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Smells like team spirit . . .

News organizations picked up a new scent: freelancers sweating it out on the campaign trail. Not only did we turn out the independent workers in unprecedented numbers for our Freelancers Union slate, but we also broke onto the political scene in New York City.

Crain's Business Journal did a...

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Crain’s features Freelancers U seminar speakers

Two of Freelancers Union seminar speakers, who have presented on the topic of incorporating your business, were just featured in an article in Crain’s New York Business. Attorney Stephen Furnari and accountant Howard Samuels both offered advice on tax implications for choosing an LLC or an S corporation.

Furnari...

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Primary Election Update

During yesterday’s New York City Democratic primary election, many of the Freelancers Union slate of candidates were elected, ensuring that we have freelancer allies in each of the five boroughs. This was the first year that Freelancers Union endorsed candidates in any election, and we’re proud that, together...

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Vote the freelance slate!

Forgive us, nation, while we obsess over local politics for just a little longer. Tomorrow is the NYC primary, and we're crossing our fingers 'til they're white at the knuckles that all our hard work will pay off and New Yorkers can get some freelance-friendly candidates into office...

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Pathfinders talk about redefining a way out of recession-depression

The Imprint Culture Lab, an annual event cooked up to "to investigate and curate global creative culture, and foster cross-pollination between business and creative entities," is coming up again, this time in New York. On September 22, 2009, "Pathfinders Talk About Redefining a Way Out" of recession-depression into the future...

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Unforeseen volunteers on the campaign trail

It’s been unprecedented to see so many unemployed professionals volunteering on the campaign trails for candidates running in the upcoming NYC elections, according to a recent New York Times article. David Chen, author of the article, explains that not only are the candidates benefiting from the extra help, but...

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Labor Day: 127 years later

September 5, 1882 was the first Labor Day holiday, celebrated in New York City. (Read more about the history here.) It’s somewhat ironic that 127 year later, many workers still can’t afford to have this day off. We know that many of you hardworking folks need to keep...

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Speak Easy: New book by Freelancers Union member






  Cynthia Friedlander, Freelancers Union member since 2006, just released her book Speak Easy: The Communication Guide for Career and Life Success. Every freelancer out there could stand to benefit from its guidance on negotiating and networking effectively (and who but the most stalwart communications coach couldn't pick up a...

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