Together We Won Unemployment Coverage for Freelancers

Musicians and other entertainment workers joined together to contact their legislators advocating for disaster unemployment status for ALL workers, including freelancers and those not protected by employee status – and WE WON! On Friday, March 27, 2020, a stimulus package was signed into law that guaranteed pandemic unemployment insurance for individuals not typically protected by employee status. Learn about how to apply for this unemployment insurance in NYS here. (More links and info below in the “INFO ON APPLYING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS” section of this page.)