Sara About Town

Our fearless founder and oft-mysterious chocolate eater, Sara, is popping up in great places this week:


In The Atlantic, Sara looked back at the history of unions in America to describe a vision for the economy now in “How Do You Build a Union for the 21st Century? (Step 1...


Sara Horowitz Recognized as a Leading Social Entrepreneur

Here at Freelancers Union, we were incredibly proud to learn that our Founder and Executive Director, Sara Horowitz, was selected by Forbes as one of the Top 30 Social Entrepreneurs. Impact 30 is Forbes’ list of leading visionaries who are “tackling the world’s most intractable problems.” Sara was recognized...


Freelancers' Hurdles to Home Mortgages

tips.jpg In a recent New York Times article, “When Income Is Freelance,” Executive Director Sara Horowitz shared tips and advice for freelancers who are hoping to qualify for home mortgages in the future.

As many of our members have experienced, loan-approval continues to be a bigger challenge for these workers than...


More People, More Pull: How Big is the Independent Workforce?

government.jpgYou can’t fix what you can’t count, so Freelancers Union has been pushing the government to do a better job counting freelancers. Our new policy paper, which was highlighted by Businessweek, is a call to action for the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to consistently and accurately count...


Court Rejects Settlement for Freelance Writers

In 2005, freelance writers won a settlement for copyright infringements from unauthorized electronic reproduction of their works, but this week, a federal Court of Appeals rejected the settlement, finding that not all persons bringing the suit had interests that were totally aligned, as reported in The Wall Street Journal.



Balancing Multiple Jobs?

tightrope.jpgIt isn’t news to a lot of independent workers that Americans are increasingly holding down two and even three jobs, but we sure are glad that others are realizing it, too! DailyFinance’s “Part-Time Toilers: How Americans Earn Money outside Their ‘Day Jobs’” highlights the top ten industries with...


Are Career Prospects Finally Brighter for Young Graduates?

While some stats show that job hiring for recent college grads is looking brighter, the truth is a little more complicated.

Even though 19.3 percent more graduates are expected to get jobs this year than they did last year, according to a survey by the National Association of Colleges...


Cool or corporate coworking?

Where do you do your work: home, a café, the park? Ever think about doing any of your work at a coworking space? A recent New York Post article, “Space odyssey: NYC coworking spots from cool to corporate” gives you the scoop on a variety of places to check out...


Happy Small Business Week!

Are you a small business owner (sole proprietors count)? Well, it’s time to celebrate you! May 16-20 is National Small Business Week, which has been celebrated for nearly fifty years. Who knew? There are approximately twenty-seven million small businesses in the U.S., and they create up to eighty...


What’s Age Got to Do with It?

It’s been difficult these days for workers of all ages to find work, but older workers have faced particular challenges, according to this week’s Bloomberg Businessweek. More than any other age group, older workers have remained unemployed for ninety-nine weeks or more, according to the U.S. Department...