Guild offers workshop for freelancers navigating Prop 22, AB 5

Surviving Prop 22 and AB 5: A Guild Workshop, Wed, Dec 16, 5:30-7 pm PST

The Pacific Media Workers Guild and The NewsGuild-CWA represent a growing sector of freelancers. Guild Freelancers comprise independent journalists and media professionals, and advocates vigorously on their behalf in the marketplace, the Legislature, and the public mind. We work to provide benefits, services, and educational programs for our members as the publishing, communications and social media industries evolve.

What to expect for California’s freelancers

The politics and business of being a freelancer – in California’s changed environment for freelancers and independent contractors:

• What is Prop 22? Who is affected? How did it happen? How does it affect us?
What are AB 5 and its successor legislation, AB 2257? How did they happen? How do we live with them? How can we preserve our careers?

Join a Zoom meeting of the Guild Freelancers, open to all freelancers. Questions? Contact us as

Speakers and Hosts

• Michael Applegate, Executive Director, Pacific Media Workers Guild
• David Bacon, Co-Chair, Guild Freelancers
Mitch Steiger, Legislative Advocate, California Labor Federation
Mike Bradley, Secretary and Contract Advisor, Guild Freelancers 

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 897 0651 9784
Passcode: 607556  

To join audio by phone, dial 408-638-0968


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We are the Pacific Media Workers Guild, Local 39521 of The Newspaper Guild-Communications Workers of America. We represent more than 1,200 journalists and other media workers, interpreters, translators, union staffs and freelancers.