The Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Government Accountability Office estimate that there are more than 20 million contract workers in the United States. While contractors may have more flexibility than full-time staffers, they are exposed to greater economic vulnerabilities. The Freelancer’s Union based in Brooklyn is working to address contractor’s greatest concerns such as health insurance and other benefits.
In her latest book, “The Freelancers Bible” Sara Horowitz, the executive director of the Freelancer’s Union offers tips on how independent contractors should navigate the world of freelancing.
How do freelancers get health insurance? Should all workers unionize? How should a freelancer schedule her time? How fast is the freelance economy growing?
Sara Horowitz, Executive Director of the Freelancer’s Union