Guided by principles? Heather Graham? Wall Street?

Have you seen MoveOn's latest video in support of a public option? Heather Graham (playing the public option in a pair of running shoes) sure looks good compared to all those big, lazy insurance companies. You can tell she's different, and as the voice-over tells us, "a public...

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How's the economy affecting you? Take our survey to let us know.

In last year's survey of over 1,500 independent workers, 19% of respondents had become freelancers because of a lay-off (while 33% started freelancing because it's standard in their industries). Has this number increased over the past year?

Every year or so, we need to take the pulse...

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Trick-or-Treat totes

You’re never too old to do a little trick-or-treating, and if you do decide to go, you need to equip yourself with the right tools, namely, a sturdy tote to carry the goods.

Contribute $40 or more to the Freelancers Union Political Action Committee before October 31 to receive...

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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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