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42 Million freelancers and growing.

42 Million freelancers and growing. | FU Related | Scoop.it
Sara Horowitz of the Freelancer’s Union speculates that unemployment numbers are wrong. They don’t account for the millions of workers that are abandoning their jobs, whether by choice or... (42 Million freelancers and growing.
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Freelancers Union offers insurance, benefits to writers - News - Bubblews

Freelancers Union offers insurance, benefits to writers - News - Bubblews | FU Related | Scoop.it
Speak Freely. Write Your World. (Freelancers Union offers insurance, benefits to writers - News - Bubblews http://t.co/WI05lEgP6f #bubblews)
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James Surowiecki: Consumers and the New Sharing Economy

James Surowiecki: Consumers and the New Sharing Economy | FU Related | Scoop.it
Digital technology has made it much easier for buyers and sellers to find each other quickly. The effect has been to make “sharing” a much more plausible business model.
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Employed or unemployed? That's not the right question.

Employed or unemployed? That's not the right question. | FU Related | Scoop.it
The August unemployment and jobs reports came out today. But what do they really tell us? ("Employed or unemployed? That's not the right question." Why the unempl. #s are wrong. My latest Dispatch.
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Central NY Nonprofit News: Union that sells health insurance to ...

Central NY Nonprofit News: Union that sells health insurance to ... | FU Related | Scoop.it
The co-op it is starting in New York will be a separate nonprofit company called Health Republic Insurance. While the Freelancers Union only sells insurance to freelancer members, the co-op will sell insurance to anyone ...
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The Unemployment Numbers as Sham: Where Are the Freelancers? | The Business Desk with Paul Solman | PBS NewsHour | PBS

The Unemployment Numbers as Sham: Where Are the Freelancers? | The Business Desk with Paul Solman | PBS NewsHour | PBS | FU Related | Scoop.it
The Unemployment Numbers as Sham: Where Are the Freelancers? (@null The Unemployment Numbers as Sham: Where Are the Freelancers?: By Sara Horowitz Freelancers, ...
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Why Should Local Governments Care About Carsharing?

Why Should Local Governments Care About Carsharing? | FU Related | Scoop.it
The “sharing economy” is growing at an astonishing rate in response to economic needs, technological innovation, and cultural changes across the globe.
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What Freelancers Living Abroad Need to Know About Taxes

What Freelancers Living Abroad Need to Know About Taxes | FU Related | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: Guest blogger Jonathan Medows is a New York City-based CPA who specializes in taxes and business issues for freelancers across the country.
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Shareable: Creating Sustainable, Resilient Communities Through Impact Investing

MT“@Sara_Horowitz: Impact Investing 2 Create Sustainable, Resilient Communities http://t.co/VCoCExCQ1O #crowdfunding” via @Shareable #SocEnt
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Sara Horowitz Wants the Feds to Stop Shortchanging Freelancers - Businessweek

Sara Horowitz Wants the Feds to Stop Shortchanging Freelancers - Businessweek | FU Related | Scoop.it
Sara Horowitz Wants the Feds to Stop Shortchanging Freelancers
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Sara Horowitz founded Freelancers Union in 1995 to bring independent workers together.
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How Do You Build a [P2P Labour] Union for the 21st Century?

How Do You Build a [P2P Labour] Union for the 21st Century? | FU Related | Scoop.it

SARA HOROWITZ is the founder of Freelancers Union in the US. She suggests in her below article that replacing the current business like model with more social unionism can be a way for ‘recovering the middle class way of life’. According to the author it can be done by initiating social and nonprofit economy by union owned cooperatives and companies which would also integrate new communication and cooperation technologies.


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Tackling Concerns of Independent Workers

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The Freelancers Union, one of the nation’s fastest-growing labor organizations, seeks to make health insurance and other benefits more affordable for independent workers.

 

Soon after landing a job at a Manhattan law firm nearly 20 years ago, Sara Horowitz was shocked to discover that it planned to treat her not as an employee, but as an independent contractor. “I saw right away that something wasn’t kosher,” Ms. Horowitz recalls. Her status meant no health coverage, no pension plan, no paid vacation — nothing but a paycheck. She realized that she was part of a trend in which American employers relied increasingly on independent contractors, temporary workers, contract employees and freelancers to cut costs.

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Laboral Kutxa (the Mondragon Bank) and National Cooperative Bank (NCB) to Partner... -- NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Laboral Kutxa (the Mondragon Bank) and National Cooperative Bank (NCB) to Partner... -- NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- | FU Related | Scoop.it
NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Laboral Kutxa (the Mondragon Bank) and National Cooperative Bank (NCB) to Partner in Growing Domestic Worker-Owned Cooperatives.
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The Freelance Surge Is the Industrial Revolution of Our Time

The Freelance Surge Is the Industrial Revolution of Our Time | FU Related | Scoop.it
The boom in independent work is changing the way we think about jobs and careers. Does Washington get it?
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How I Screwed Up The Unemployment Numbers

How I Screwed Up The Unemployment Numbers | FU Related | Scoop.it
Freelancing isn't just for journalists anymore, and that means the unemployment statistics are wrong. (How I Screwed Up The Unemployment Numbers: NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Sara Horowitz of the Freelancers Union says...
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Never Print Alone

Never Print Alone | FU Related | Scoop.it
How a group of Austin artists built a thriving screenprinting cooperative from a Craigslist ad (These artists go beyond co-working to support each other (latest dispatch by @Sara_Horowitz) @freelancersu - http://t.co/c3XRoEsp42)...
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The Unemployment Numbers as Sham: Where Are the Freelancers? - PBS

The Unemployment Numbers as Sham: Where Are the Freelancers? - PBS | FU Related | Scoop.it
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The Unemployment Numbers as Sham: Where Are the Freelancers?
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Freelancers, like new members of Freelancers Union, above, are left out of the official employment figures. Photo courtesy of Freelancers Union's Flickr account.
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Are unemployment numbers missing the big story - the freelance economy? - SmartPlanet.com (blog)

Are unemployment numbers missing the big story - the freelance economy? - SmartPlanet.com (blog) | FU Related | Scoop.it
Are unemployment numbers missing the big story - the freelance economy?
SmartPlanet.com (blog)
Sara Horowitz, for one, questions the validity of BLS numbers in the face of a rising freelance economy.
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How Millennials Will Shape the Future of Work | Business on GOOD

How Millennials Will Shape the Future of Work | Business on GOOD | FU Related | Scoop.it
Millennials, relative to older generations, are all about giving back to communities that align with their core values. (RT @GOOD: How will millennials shape the future of business?
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Three Reasons Why Labor Day Matters To You

Three Reasons Why Labor Day Matters To You | FU Related | Scoop.it
Today, September 2nd, Americans celebrate Labor Day, as they have every year since 1887.
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Expert Interview: The Millennials in the Collaborative Economy | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing

Expert Interview: The Millennials in the Collaborative Economy | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing | FU Related | Scoop.it
RT @peers: "Millennials share out of necessity." Interesting interview. http://t.co/MauJ5Df4qs | @danschawbel, @jowyang on #collcons
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Sara Horowitz: The self-employed worker

Sara Horowitz, founder and executive director of the Freelancers Union, looks at the emergence of freelancing careers, at The Economist's Ideas Economy: Huma...
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Three Reasons Why Labor Day Matters To You - LinkedIn Today

Three Reasons Why Labor Day Matters To You - LinkedIn Today | FU Related | Scoop.it
Three Reasons Why Labor Day Matters To You
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... affordable health care - while avoiding traditional union activities such as strikes.
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Building Support as a Freelancer in the building Gig Economy

Building Support as a Freelancer in the building Gig Economy | FU Related | Scoop.it

Working independently doesn’t mean working alone. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about biodiversity and ecosystems, but not in the environmental sense (although that’s important, too.) I’ve been thinking of it in terms of our economy.

 

A healthy economy has to have biodiversity—that means a variety of different businesses, industries and social institutions, each nourishing each other. Without that mutual support, the economy would become unbalanced

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Freelancers play a role in this. A quick look at our members shows incredible biodiversity within the freelance community, says Sara Horowitz, President & Director of the Freelancers Union.

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