The Work Hard Pittsburgh Cooperative

Where Freelance Workers Thrive

Access to the Gig Economy

Work Hard Pittsburgh was founded by people like you looking for shared resources and jobs in the gig economy. Since 2013 we’ve been building a place independent and remote workers can call home. More importantly, we’ve been creating a client list that include great brands like Google Pittsburgh, The Water’s Foundation, Geospatial Corporation, and Harris Grill. We leverage our relationships with the business and nonprofit communities to ensure a steady stream of contract work flows to our members.

Each Year We Pass Through $200,000 of Contract Jobs to Our Freelance Members

Advocates for a Fair Wage

For too long, a fragmented freelance community has allowed a rush to the bottom deflate the hourly wage of contract work. Work Hard Pittsburgh is committed to helping freelancers stabilize the region’s contract worker wage. We’re helping to create the process, expectation, and culture so that freelancers become the blue collar workers of the new economy. A cooperative is the best place to start building these systems that move towards more formal organizing structure that might provide health care, negotiating power, and minimum wages.

We couple our efforts with impactful training opportunities like Academy Pittsburgh to help keep our freelance members prepare for the next big opportunity. We hold classes that help our members stay up to date on tools like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Indesign. Opportunities like regular Guided Meditation every other week help freelancers stay healthy and grounded.

Let’s Build the Next Big Thing

The Work Hard Pittsburgh Cooperative plans to purchase around 9000 sq. ft. of mixed use commercial property in the Allentown Neighborhood of Pittsburgh. These physical assets will be member-owned (to learn more about our organizing structures, read our operating agreement). Together, we’re imagining what these new facilities can can become, and building the next big thing.

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