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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Looking Back at the Freelancers Union Benefit

benefitjoecasertocampbellmckellar.JPGThe Freelancers Union Benefit: a night of gratitude and celebration for another year spent advancing the future of independent work. On November 15, staff, members, and supporters of Freelancers Union gathered together at Housing Works Bookstore Café in New York City to honor some key partners in our work building...

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Should We Be Going Dutch?

dutch.jpgWe just had the pleasure of our first meeting with Linde Gonggrijp, the director of FNV Zelfstandigen, which is the independent-worker arm of the Dutch Trade Union Federation.

Though the FNV is a traditional trade union with a history of focusing on craftsmanship, Linda is interested in questions of how...

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Hurricane Irene Damage Makes Mutualism Real

corn-field.jpgAt Freelancers Union HQ in Brooklyn, New York, we waited for Hurricane Irene's approach with fearful anticipation. Would it just be an adventure, building a grown-up fort of flashlights and water in our living rooms, or something worse? Our office is located close to water - would it be at...

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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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Skyping with UK Freelancers

sara.JPGIt’s amazing what you can accomplish with technology in a single morning. Instead of spending hours flying over the Atlantic, I was able to “meet” (via Skype) with staffers from PCG (Professional Contractors Group), a London-based professional association for freelancers, contractors, and consultants. I had been fortunate enough to...

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Hello from Joe, Our Newest Board Member!

joe_caserto.pngDear Members,

I’d like to thank everyone who participated in the Member Elections last month, and send a special thanks to those of you who voted for me, and supported my campaign. Thanks, too, to Executive Director Sara Horowitz, my fellow Board Members Stephanie Buchanan, Trisala Chandaria, Charles Heckscher...

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Who, Us? We're Just a Powerful New Union, That’s All.

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If you didn’t catch all the reporting-from-the-scenes #LobbyDay action on Twitter last week, I’ll fill you in on one our most successful advocacy actions yet! Last Tuesday, dozens of brave, dedicated freelancers got up before dawn and braved the rain to lobby for the Freelancer Payment Protection Act...

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Guess what? I'm a lobbyist.

Freelancers Union member Lynn Stabile wrote this post before Tuesday's super-lobbying-field trip to Albany - it's a great reflection of why some 60 folks got up before dawn to go with her!albany-lobby-day-may-17-2011-089.JPG

I didn't really know what lobbying was. I'd never looked it up, and just had...

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