'Rat' campaign targets projects: Union-hired protesters picket non-union contractors

Union supporters have no plans to exterminate the giant rats that have become a common sight downtown, as they continue to pressure certain contractors to pay what they consider fair wages. That is the message from the Indiana/Kentucky Regional Council of Carpenters, the labor organization that has adopted the rodent as its mascot for a campaign targeting various downtown construction projects. Organizers said the effort is twofold: to create public awareness that union contractors are losing work, and to better...

 

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