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November 27, 2022

Grant Thornton to Have Rat Problem for Foreseeable Future

A little bad news for Grant Thornton today:

The towering rat balloon—six to 25 feet tall, often dubbed “Scabby the Rat”—is a common and sometimes contentious sight. It’s a gimmick used most frequently by unions to protest employers, but the inflated rats have occasionally been used by unions to protest other unions and, in an ironic gesture, by a business group protesting a hearing at the National Labor Relations Board. The rat has seemed a bit worn-out: Last year the AFL-CIO’s Building and Construction Trades Department announced it was officially retiring the balloon rat because it “symbolizes intimidation tactics of 30 years ago.”

If you'll recall, the Teamsters first placed a rat outside of Grant Thornton's downtown Manhattan office over the summer, citing a beef with GT's choice of moving company. In August, we discovered that the rat came with strongly-worded flyers advising not to do business with Grant Thornton (like we need a giant rat to tell us that).

So, how's the move going, GT?

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