New Look for the Freelancers Union Homepage

New Look for the Freelancers Union Homepage

Hey look! We changed clothes! And our new outfit homepage looks mighty good, if we do say so.

We improved the look and feel of the homepage, making sure the most important resources for members and recent news are right there at your fingertips. Take a look around and tell...

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Don’t Wait Up Honey -- I’m Going to the Benefit!

2011_benefitlogo.pngTonight we’re welcoming friends, partners, and members to Housing Works Bookstore Cafe for our Annual Benefit. This year we’ll be celebrating a new age of work and our vision for continued building of protections for independent workers. By coming together, partnering with existing social enterprises, and building new...

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Use a Contract. Every Client. Every Time.

contract-creator-badge.bmp It’s here! Contract Creator has arrived! You can create and customize your own contract with the easy to use template we’ve provided. Contract Creator also comes complete with easy instructions and detailed explanations and is free to all Freelancers Union members.

We will also be posting a series...

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Five Reasons to Get Ready for the Beevolution

beevolution.pngThis spring, after a great experience being a part of the Freelancers Union subway ad campaign, I was really looking forward to getting more involved. Here I am six months later with an exciting invitation to get you involved!

Five Reasons to Join the Party

The Beevolution Auction & Networking Party...

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Get Big Freelancer Ideas to SXSW!

my_sxsw_idea_2012.pngWhere do creative thinkers, entrepreneurs, tech visionaries, artists, and social changers get together to swap notes, spread new ideas, and kick the tires of the future? SXSW (South by Southwest), a Music/Film/Interactive conference in Austin, Texas.

Because we're big believers in using technology to innovate social change...

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The Latest on the Freelancer Payment Protection Act (and a Bit of Civics 101)

This week, we came many steps closer to passing the Freelancer Payment Protection Act (A6698/S4129) in New York State. On Monday, June 20, the last scheduled day of the New York State legislative session, some Freelancers Union staff members took a last-minute road trip to Albany to do one...

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DIY - Discount & $1000 Grant Opportunity

The DIY Business Association—a new organization that educates and connects freelancers, artists, and creative small businesses—kicks off with its first event on June 26 at DUMBO Loft and Etsy Labs.

The one-day event will bring together freelance communicators, musicians, innovators of art and craft, Internet and tech gurus...

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Update on Freelancer Payment Protection Act

Our Freelancer Payment Protection Act is on the move!  In the Assembly, the bill has passed through the Labor Committee and Codes Committee and now rests in the Ways and Means Committee. And this was no easy feat. We are deeply grateful to Assembly Speaker Silver for sponsoring the bill...

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Save $50 off the Creative Freelancer Conference

Pack your bags and head to Chicago for the Creative Freelancer Conference, the only business conference for creative solopreneurs. Scheduled for June 23-24, this one-of-a-kind event sponsored by HOW magazine and Marketing Mentor will give you the tools you need to launch, build, and grow a successful freelance business. You...

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New tool lets freelancers rate clients and companies

Clients: can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em! Over the years, freelancers have been sharing the challenges that they face in working with clients (a big problem being nonpayment) and we realized that, with an organization this big, we could really do something about it. That’s...

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