Advocates for 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. In the fall, we’ll be launching the region’s first publicly available AR & VR lab. There, community members will be able to learn the skills needed to make the next generation of content.