• Advocacy

Getting Stiffed: An Infographic

If you’re a freelancer, chances are you’ve been stiffed by a client. (Your chances are 40%, in fact.) And if you haven’t, chances are (3 in 4) you will be eventually. Perhaps you’ll say, “Well, that’s just the cost of doing business” or, “It’s not worth it to worry about a hundred bucks.”

But as Joe Caserto, freelance graphic designer and Member Representative on the Freelancers Union Board, realized that a little bit here and there can really add up. He used the statistics from “The Threat of Nonpayment,” a report we sponsored, to create this infographic that he posted on his blog. And these numbers are just in New York! If it makes you angry, harness that energy for change and join the campaign to pass the Freelancer Payment Protection Act.