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

Nearly one in three working Americans is an independent worker. That's almost 54 million people – and growing. At Freelancers Union, we strive to make freelancing better now and in the future through joint benefits, live member events, expert guides, and online networking opportunities.

Freelancers Union gives independent workers a powerful voice through political action, 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

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 53 million independent workers.


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.