Pondering possible replacements for labor unions

01/30/2013 | Fast Company online

Traditional unions are on the decline, but there may be other options for worker representation, experts say. One alternative that has emerged is the Freelancers Union, which provides health benefits and performs advocacy. "We're going to have to evolve past the idea that the only thing a union is is a collective-bargaining agent at a workplace. There will be a lot more experimentation," Freelancers Union founder Sara Horowitz says.

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