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    :: Friday, January 26, 2007 ::

    Illegal Picketing, Rat Balloon, Cost Local Union Stiff Fines - McGraw-Hill Construction | ENR
    After a 1983 judgment against it, IBEW Local 3 in New York City agreed to a consent order in 1996 that it would not continue to engage in illegal picketing of owners and contractors with whom it did not have a direct dispute. In 2003, Hertz Corp. contracted with Mac K Construction to upgrade its Kennedy Airport rental facility. Mac K hired Gunzer Electric as a subcontractor on the job. Local 3 was involved in a dispute with Gunzer and picketed the entire jobsite, and not just the areas and days when Gunzer was working. It also brought a 10-ft-tall inflatable rat with a sign that read "HURTS IS A RAT" and attempted to disrupt Hertz's operations.
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