If you're like us, you've noticed some chatter going on in our comments section here about freelancers organizing a union.
This seems unlikely since none of us wish to give up the conceit that we are highly regarded professionals and concede that we are mere wage apes.
Besides, the only good reason to have a union is to strike for higher wages and/or benefits, and that sort of brinksmanship would only play havoc on all our insecurities about a younger, cheaper work force coming in to take our Wacom pens from our cold, arthritic hands.
So our advice is to just shut up, assume the position and be ready for May Day - and no, we are not referring to the May 1st celebration of the International Workers' Day, but to May 1, 2010 when Blue Cross Anthem doubles the premiums for individual policies.
In the meantime, you can satisfy your morbid curiosity at GlassDoor.com where they are attempting to provide some transparency in salaries for Art Directors.
Scroll to the bottom to click on links to salaries for Senior Art Director, Junior, Interactive, etc.