Friday, June 17, 2011

Rat Patrol

At W Hotel
At Columbia University
Yesterday morning, as I was leaving the W Hotel-Union Square, I encountered a giant inflatable rat! (It was the sort of balloon they use in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.) It turns out that the rat was placed there by Rat Patrol, a group of union organizers seeking better wages and benefits for service workers in NYC. Apparently, the W Hotel doesn't measure up when it comes to fair labor practices. Then, just a half hour later, I was exiting the subway station at the entrance to Columbia University, and what did I see? You got it. Another giant rat from Rat Patrol. Shame on you W Hotel and Columbia University!

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