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    :: Saturday, November 19, 2005 ::

    Union calls company a dirty rat - By Paul M. Furfari, Bedford Minuteman, MA
    A Boston pipefitters union has a problem with the Millipore construction project and they aren't afraid to call it as they see it with a giant inflatable rat.

    Protesters from Local 537 stood along The Great Road with a 10-foot-tall inflatable rat tethered near the road to draw attention to their claim that a union construction supervisor handed out work to a nonunion pipefitter company.

    Bold Campaign Seeks to Re-Brand the Common Rat as Controversial Initiative Attracts Cheers and Jeers - PR Newswire
    Cohn & Wolfe, the maverick PR agency known for its unconventional approach to creative concepts and strategies, revealed today that it is the mysterious group behind a recent flood of activist support for rats, including a formal protest orchestrated on the streets of Manhattan this week. Bogus rat advocates claimed that the unions use of a blow-up rat at its strike rallies cast the already sullied mammal in an unflattering light.
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