Building power in the tech industry is going to require communication, cooperation, and solidarity. Join us to learn how labor organizing as a freelancer, 1099, or gig worker can help us build a stronger economy together.
The tech economy changes every day. As freelancers, we thrive on change: constantly learning new skills, pitching new projects, and revamping our portfolios. Through FOCUS we can collectively shape our experiences and priorities in this and future economies.
With FOCUS, freelancers collaborate and learn from and lean on each other. Our communication increases transparency around working conditions and wages. And, speaking together, we advocate for increased equity. Let’s stop pitting ourselves against each other and start uniting for change.
We get contracts because clients need us: simply put, our clients’ businesses work because we do. We are a vital part of their success, but is our contribution properly valued? Coming together through FOCUS, we demonstrate our value and demand jobs that work for us as well as they work for our clients.
Pittsburgh is a town built on industry, with a rich history of successful businesses and worker power. We come together as FOCUS, Freelancers Organizing for Change, Unity, and Strength, to add our voices to the conversation of what work looks like in the present day. As freelancers, we’re independent, driven, and creative entrepreneurs, adding value to every project we work on.
We’re part of a new economy, moving away from traditional employer-employee relationships. With FOCUS, we come together to make sure that the new economy works just as well for us as it does for tech capital.
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