04 February 2009

Calling All NYC Freelancers to come Have a Drink. Cocktails for a Cause!

Join the folks at the Freelancer's Union for a drink!

WHEN: Wednesday, February 18, 2009

WHAT / TIME: Cocktails for a Cause: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

LOCATION: Le Poisson Rouge Gallery Bar, 158 Bleecker Street, NYC

Dear Freelancers Union Volunteer, Remember all that hard work you did to help advance freelancers’ agenda in 2008? We do too, and we’d like to say Thank You on Wednesday, February 18, at a special event just for our member leaders.

We hope you’ll be there as we toast your advocacy on freelance issues, and stick around for our first ever Cocktails for a Cause!

Cocktails for a Cause: The economy is tanking, and freelancers are struggling to stay afloat. Even though we pay twice as many taxes as the cubicle crowd—not to mention an additional 4% for the Unincorporated Business Tax (UBT)—we get none of the benefits like unemployment insurance.

The independent workforce has carried New York’s economy through boom and bust, and it’s time for the state to return the favor. Freelancers need an unemployment program, and it could be funded by the double taxes we already pay. But Albany will take some convincing, which means we need the energy and voices of our members to claim the benefits we’ve earned.

That's why we're having cocktails for a cause. Please come. Though, space is limited, so register now. Can’t wait to see you there!

Althea Erickson

Senior Manager of Advocacy and Policy


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1 comment:

Carolyn, Freelancers Union said...

Hey! Glad to see you're excited about our event. We want everyone but everyone to come, but please put the word out that the main event is at 7 p.m.! People should RSVP for that here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=pR7yIjJF0pwecbkwl1yoPA_3d_3d

(The 6 o'clock gathering is just for last year's volunteers.)