Sticking to the Union: HKS Alumna Organizes “Free-Agent Economy”

June 30, 2010
by Nell Porter Brown, Harvard Magazine

In 1995, Harvard Kennedy School alumna Sara Horowitz MPA 1995, founded the national Freelancers Union to give rights and support to the ever-growing population of freelance workers. Though an untraditional organization in many ways, the union offers traditional support like negotiation of health insurance and retirement plans.

In the July—August edition of Harvard Magazine, Horowitz says a dedication to union workers is in her blood:

"My grandfather was vice president of the International Ladies Garment Workers’ Union. My father was a union-side labor lawyer, as is my husband... I grew up going to the union housing apartments, where my grandma lived, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Labor issues are what I’ve been completely fascinated by and committed to since I was 18."

Read the full story on the Harvard Magazine website.

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