Scabby the Rat — an icon of the labor movement — could be endangered
If you live in a city you will probably recognize him. He sticks out at roughly 10 feet tall, with whiskers, a pimply, inflatable belly. And he’s also a rodent. His name? Scabby the Rat. And he is a labor icon.
For more on Scabby’s storied past, where he’s from and why he has become such an important rallying symbol for union action, Scott Tong speaks to journalist Tarpley Hitt, who has been writing about the rat recently.
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