A lot of you are understandably upset that the world expects you to take a steep cut in pay and forego benefits because they don’t see how the chicken gets made, plus you belong to a reviled profession. You’re only a step above health insurance claim processors and nuclear reactor specialists (there are family members out there who are laughing very loudly right now).
Anyway, how do you pay for everything on your vastly reduced salary while you fly back and forth between coasts trying to keep your head above water? Well, this article in the NYTimes describes one possible option. It’s called the Freelancers Union and it is growing:
For most of the 20th century, it was efficient to link benefits to jobs this way. But today, more and more work falls outside the one-to-one, employee-to-employer relationship. Work is decentralized, workers are mobile, and working arrangements are fluid…
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