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Maker Faire sponsor, Freelancers Union, is an organization established to support the independent workforce. They offer everything from insurance, advocacy, networking events, discounts and educational seminars (both in-person and online). There are more than 85,000 members nationwide that include people who are freelance, self-employed, consultants, part-time, and temporary. Perhaps the best way to get a good overview of what they do is to watch the video on the home page of their web site. It’s under one minute, and even has a crafty vibe to it!
Members of Freelancers Union will be at Maker Faire Austin with information about the group and handmade letterpress bookmarks to distribute.