Thirty-four percent of the American workforce, or 53 million workers, are freelancers, according to a survey commissioned by the Freelancers Union released Thursday. But just how independent those freelancers are depends on what type of work they're doing and whether…
By Simone Pathe
Editor’s note: Tonight on the NewsHour, Paul explores the changing nature of work in a tough economy: Companies may be shedding jobs left and right, but they are increasingly looking for short-term employees to provide work they still need to…
By Business Desk
A former labor lawyer has organized freelancers into a union that offers affordable health insurance and other benefits. Spencer Michels continues his reporting on people hard hit by the economic downturn.
Publishers violated the copyrights of freelance writers by archiving their material in electronic databases, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.
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