The Freelancers Union Mission
Freelancers Union is a nonprofit organization that represents the needs of America’s independent workforce though advocacy, information, and service.
Independent workers make up 30% of the nation’s workforce. We are freelancers, consultants, independent contractors, temps, part-timers, contingent employees, and the self-employed. Despite our contribution to America’s economy, we’re often left out of the social safety net. Most freelancers can’t access affordable insurance, are taxed more than traditional employees, and have limited access to protections such as unemployment insurance, retirement plans, and unpaid wage claims.
That’s why Freelancers Union is writing new rules for the new workforce.
By representing independent workers as a group, Freelancers Union can negotiate insurance rates and provide a social safety net. We already offer health insurance to freelancers in 31 states, and provide dental, life, and disability insurance nationwide. In 2009, we reached a major milestone in the creation of a model safety net for independent workers: we launched Freelancers Insurance Company and the Freelancers Retirement Plan.
Our organization is comprised of Advocacy, Business Development, Communications, Operations, Finance and Technology teams.
Our technology team is comprised of our CTO, Developers (3.5), Systems Admins (3), Designers (2.5), a Chief Architect, a Sr Project Manager, Business Analysts (2), a Data Analyst, a Quality Analyst and Desktop Support
Life at Freelancers Union
We work a in a large, open loft space in DUMBO. We take a seriously casual approach to our environment. T-shirts, jeans, nerf guns, ice cream field trips are encouraged. At the same time, we're passionate about our mission and we believe that everyone here can a make a valuable contribution toward achieving our goals.
This recent clip from CNN Money gives some great views of our office environment