From Runway To Picket Line

PICTURE IT: FASHION MODELS marching in a picket line. Yes, in an industry where top names can make up to $10,000 a day for a mega-event, a movement to organize is afoot. Why? Far below the Cindy Crawfords and Claudia Schiffers are models working for as little as $60 a day. Many fall victim to fly-by-night agencies who cheat them out of wages and sleazy photographers who charge big bucks for portfolio shots that look about as professional as something their kid brother could have taken with a disposable.

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