How A Beloved Giant Rat Won Free Speech Rights

How A Beloved Giant Rat Won Free Speech Rights

Where there are labor disputes, Scabby the Rat — in this case deployed by a local union in Chicago — will be there to call attention to workers

The 12-foot-tall inflatable called “Scabby” has been used for decades as a symbol in union disputes. Last year, the National Labor Relations Board signaled it could outlaw its use in some situations.

(Image credit: Justin Hicks)