Freelancers Union believes all workers should have the freedom to build meaningful, connected, and independent lives – backed by a system of mutual and public support.

Nearly one in three working Americans is an independent worker. That's 42 million people – and growing. We're lawyers and nannies. We're graphic designers and temps. We're the future of the economy. Freelancers Union serves the needs of this growing independent sector. We're bringing freelancers together to build smarter solutions to health care, retirement, wage security, and other broken systems. We call it New Mutualism. You can call it the future.

–Sara Horowitz
Founder and Executive Director

Who we are

Founded by Sara Horowitz, we are a group of practical revolutionaries who look for innovative ways to bring together and support the country's 42 million independent workers.

Our work

We're helping the diverse self-employed community build a powerful voice – in politics and in markets. We connect freelancers to group-rate benefits, resources, community, and political action to improve their lives – and their bottom lines.

Our mission

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

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Over 237k

members & counting


Members in many fields:

Graphic Designer
Writer
Information Technology Professional
Artist
Web Design/Development
Editor

Work with us

We like to find and hang on to good people. If you'd like to work at a lively, collaborative, and entrepreneurial nonprofit, check out our current job openings.