Freelancers Union promotes the interests of independent workers through advocacy, education, and services.

More than one-third of working Americans are independent workers. That's 55 million people – and growing. At Freelancers Union, we strive to make freelancing better now and in the future.

Freelancers Union gives independent workers a powerful voice through policy advocacy, research, and thought leadership. We aim to ensure that independent contractors receive adequate rights, protections and professional benefits.

Members of Freelancers Union play an active role in leading community initiatives and advocacy campaigns.  We’re a community that looks out for one another – and we’re only as strong as our members.

Pave a better freelance future for yourself and for all – join Freelancers Union today.

–Sara Horowitz

Founder and Executive Director


In recognition of its goals, Freelancers Union has received grants and other support from New York City and State, and from leading foundations such as the Ford Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation, New York Community Trust, United Hospital Fund, Rockefeller Family Fund, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, New York State Health Foundation, The Prudential Foundation, Partnership Fund for New York City, Ira W. De Camp Foundation and others.