Highlights from the #FreelanceIsntFree Rally

first_img“It’s time to honor real work for real pay in real time. Freelance is not free!” – @Rasiej— Freelancers Union (@freelancersu) December 7, 2015Finally, member leaders Lily Meyer and Lucy Reading-Ikkanda got up to share their nonpayment stories and give voice to the nonpayment issue. A big thanks to Lily and Lucy for their courage in sharing their stories and their leadership on the #FreelanceIsntFree Campaign!All in all, it was a fantastic afternoon at City Hall! Stay tuned to learn more details on the bill and how you can support it.Proud to be introducing #FreelanceIsntFree Act to make sure freelancers get paid! pic.twitter.com/SA7O4PnBNZ— Brad Lander (@bradlander) December 7, 2015 “The freelancers in NYC are the backbone of this city, but more than 70% have struggled to get paid. That is NOT ok.” – @Sara_Horowitz— Freelancers Union (@freelancersu) December 7, 2015Freelancers Union Founder and Executive Director, Sara Horowitz, kicked off the rally. She spoke about the #FreelanceIsntFree campaign and the state of freelaning in New York City and the economy at large. Next, she introduced the many City Council Members and labor leaders supporting the bill.Proud to support NYC bill for payment of #freelancers today at City Hall with @freelancersu #FreelanceIsntFree pic.twitter.com/dcS4NtyZQy— 32BJ SEIU (@32BJ_SEIU) December 7, 2015Council Member Brad Lander and #FreelanceIsntFree bill sponsor spoke about the importance of supporting freelance workers in New York City and outlined the proposed legislation – but first, he polled to crowd to illustrate just how pervasive the nonpayment issue is:[email protected]: “As a freelancer, how many of you have had trouble getting paid at some point?” pic.twitter.com/iPfmGb9IPD— Freelancers Union (@freelancersu) December 7, 2015Following Councilman Lander, City Council supporters including Stephen Levin, Laurie A. Cumbo, Rafael Espinal and Margaret Chin said a few words about the bill and the impact they hope it will have on the freelancers in their respective districts.We can’t afford to wait any longer to protect independent workers in NYC! #FreelanceIsntFree @freelancersu https://t.co/YAN1sqsvTP— Stephen Levin (@StephenLevin33) December 7, 2015 Standing up 4 the 1.3 mil #NYC freelancers fighting 4 protections other workers enjoy @freelancersu @bradlander pic.twitter.com/NJ3nBK8eHs— Margaret S. Chin (@CM_MargaretChin) December 7, 2015We also had a ton of supporters from major labor groups in New York City! Hector Figueroa, the leader New York City’s biggest labor union, 32BJ, declared solidarity with freelance workers and Deborah Axt of Make the Road, which empowers Latino and working class communities, also showed her support.President of the National Writers Union, Larry Goldbletter, applauded the bill that will positively impact many of his membership and Andrew Rasej, the founder of New York Tech Meetup, underscored the tech community’s commitment to making the industry a great place for freelance [email protected] of @32BJ_SEIU takes the podium at the #FreelanceIsntFree rally: pic.twitter.com/1OBRo034xu— Freelancers Union (@freelancersu) December 7, 2015 Yesterday at 12 p.m., City Council Members, labor leaders, and New York City freelancers gathered on the steps of City Hall to rally for the #FreelanceIsntFree bill. It was truly an historical moment – the #FreelanceIsntFree bill is the first proposed legislation protecting freelancers against client nonpayment in the nation.Join the #FreelanceIsntFree Campaign Today!See some highlights from yesterday’s rally below:Rallying at City Hall with @freelancersu and @paythewriter for #FreelanceIsntFree pic.twitter.com/Oo5ZcXnpTK— David Hill (@davehill77) December 7, 2015 Workers deserve fair treatment! Freelancers lose $6,000 annually due to late & nonpayment.#FreelanceIsntFree pic.twitter.com/2Nx3A0u30y— Laurie A. Cumbo (@cmlauriecumbo) December 7, 2015 “Our freelancers are what makes NYC cool. They’re what makes NYC hot. We need to make sure they have their rights protected.” @cmlauriecumbo— Freelancers Union (@freelancersu) December 7, 2015 Support for #FreelanceIsntFree Act from @MaketheRoadNY. “Car wash workers have something freelancers don’t have. Basic protections.”— NationalWritersUnion (@paythewriter) December 7, 2015last_img read more


Australia try to sledge Virat Kohli at Eden Gardens but it backfires again!

first_imgAustralian wicketkeeper Matthew Wade and all-rounder Marcus Stoinis tried to sledge Virat Kohli when the Indian captain was nearing his 31st ODI hundred in the second match at the Eden Gardens.Kohli has been Australia’s prime target over the years and the likes of Mitchell Johnson and Brad Haddin tried to get under his skin during India’s tour down under in 2014-15.Then there was that episode with James Faulkner in Australia when India went back for a limited-overs series. Kohli responded with two hundreds and two fifties in the ODIs before hammering three successive half-centuries to steer India to a 3-0 victory in the T20 International series.BCCI Photo In India earlier this year, Kohli was particularly peeved with Australia skipper Steve Smith when he looked up to the dressing room for help with the DRS in the Bengaluru Test.Smith later clarified it was a brain-fade moment but Kohli rubbished that claim and stopped short of calling the episode an act of cheating.Former Australian pacer Jason Gillespie had warned Smith’s men against sledging Kohli. The first ODI seemed to be played out in reasonably good spirits but in the energy-sapping conditions in Kolkata, tempers flared and Wade made the mistake of trying to speak to Kohli.The Indian captain responded but he did not seem to lose his cool and had a constant smile on his face even as Wade looked rattled.The Australian wicketkeeper had also sledged Ravindra Jadeja in the Dharamsala Test but the Indian all-rounder responded with a match-winning half-century and some choice words of his own.advertisementlast_img read more