Strike for Higher Wages
Published: Feb 3, 2008
Updated: May 10 2011
• References: edition.cnn
It's the age old problem: what is it worth for somebody to take all their clothes off? In Rome, they are wrestling with this problem as nude models for art students are on strike. Both male and female models have been walking the picket line for higher wages. Although there are 1500 models in Rome only 50 have full time contracts.
Implications - One of the students claims that when modeling nude "you are trying to give inspiration to the students." The student also explains that nude art is a part of Italy's roots and a part of their identity. All of this could be lost if the models don't get what they are looking for.