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Thu., April 21, 4pm ET (1pm Pacific)
Ann Friedman, Chris Randle, Don Genova, Omar Mouallem (host)
Behind a freelancer’s bylines is a world of tedious admin work. Taxes, contract negotiations, invoicing… re-re-invoicing … it’s natural to want to avoid these things when you’re fuelled by the adrenaline rush of crushing deadlines and pitching new projects. But these things are also vital to the longevity and sustainability of a freelance career.
Pandemic U is partnering with two North American advocacy groups to pump you up about running your business on your own terms. In this panel, freelance media mogul Ann Friedman joins labour organizers Chris Randle and Don Genova to help you navigate how to:
- secure benefits through guilds and unions
- understand how labour groups can help protect you in an unstable industry
- find an accountant who understands your needs
- negotiate contracts
- Improve conflict resolution tactics
… plus anything else you’re not afraid to ask about during Q&A. Moderated by journalist, filmmaker, and PanU founder Omar Mouallem, this event is totally free!
Includes: Live 90-minute panel with Q&A; access to watch Replay anytime you want.
How it Works: RSVP through our sales page at no charge. After “checkout,” you’ll receive a receipt with a link and password for the live Zoom event. You’ll also receive an emailed reminder with the same information a few hours before the session. After the event you’ll get a password to access the Replay.
Accessibility: Close captioning is auto-generated and subject to error.
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The Freelance Solidarity Project is a union of digital media workers raising labour standards across the industry. FSP’s mission is to improve the lives of freelance digital media workers by improving their working conditions. As the industry becomes increasingly unstable, we must build a community to protect each other, fight isolation and alienation, and experience the gains of collective bargaining. Freelancesolidarity.org
The Canadian Freelance Guild is a new form of unionism for freelance workers. It is creating a network where freelance workers can gain access to work opportunities and professional development, and connect with colleagues to transform freelancing into a more collaborative, balanced, sustainable livelihood. CFG’s founding members come from the former Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC) and the independent membership of the Freelance Branch of the Canadian Media Guild (CMG Freelance). CMG Freelance now solely represents people who perform freelance contracts for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The CFG is affiliated with CWA-SCA Canada, Canada’s largest all-media union. canadianfreelanceguild.ca