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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In good company: Freelancers Union’s endorsements same as NY Times

Last month, Freelancers Union announced its endorsements for David Yassky for Comptroller and Bill de Blasio for Public Advocate in New York City’s 2009 primary election, and we’re not alone. Just this week, The New York Times also made the same endorsements for these citywide races, stating that...

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Freelancers U: Class is almost in session!

Ah, that crispness is already in the air here in the northeast, and all the young ones are going back to school. (I wonder if they’re still buying Trapper Keepers?)

This fall, there’s plenty of learning to do, and for freelancers, it’s just a part of getting...

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Freelancers Union member a "super-volunteer" for local candidate

We came out behind Brad Lander for the 39th district (Park Slope and environs) City Council seat in this fall's NYC primary. But one of our most active members, Caron Atlas, has been rooting for Brad for years! Lander's blog recently featured an interview with her about the...

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Summer school for freelancers: A vacation you can write off

August is in full swing, and what better way to spend the last days of summer than heading to San Diego for the 2nd annual Creative Freelancer Conference?  From August 26-28, a team of creative business experts will share best practices to help you move your business forward, from money-saving...

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What can a Comptroller do for you?

Freelancers Union hosted over fifty members at our NYC Comptroller and Public Advocate Candidate Forum, despite the monsoon-like conditions in New York last night.

Our endorsements for these and other candidates in city elections will be public by this time next week, so last night was the candidates’ last chance...

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