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And you think that you are having a tough Monday. Today, popular blogging platform Tumblr is dealing with an unorthodox protest at its Manhattan office: a large, inflated rat.
As it turns out, the company is in hot water with unions over alleged use of non-union carpenters inside of its digs. For that supposed trangression, the company is being slammed in fliers, and now, apparently, haunted by a large rodent.
According to a report in BetaBeat “the union is targeting Tumblr because the company hired Cooper Works Inc., a non-union contractor that ‘does not meet area labor standards in terms of good wages and benefits.'”
If you were curious, the fliers in question pilloried the company for “Desecration of the American Way of Life.” That’s not the calmest of language, naturally. Tumblr employees: we are handing out virtual cookies and good cheer to the best shot of one of you with the rat.
Top Image Credit: josh james
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