Today, Freelancers Union is launching an ambitious new study with researchers at Old Dominion University and the University of Minnesota, all about YOU.
Over the past 10 years, the freelance workforce has grown steadily, with more young people choosing freelance work over traditional employment in 2019. In just the three months of my tenure as Freelancer’s Union’s president, I’ve witnessed the shockwaves from the coronavirus pandemic, driving many people to try freelancing for the first time while massively impacting your ability to work. But the public’s understanding of what freelancers do hasn’t caught up with our reality.
Within Freelancers Union, too, we know it’s time for a closer look inward. Twenty-five years ago, the face of our membership was predominantly white, upper-middle-class professionals in New York City. With more than half a million members today, there’s so much more to who we are.
It’s my goal to make sure that the work we do as a Union represents every single one of you. As we focus more on advocacy, it’s crucial that I know we are standing up for your needs, no matter where you are in the country or how you identify. This study will help us get a better