Karrie Jacobs


September 22, 2010

Sign of the Times

Union picketers and extra-large bedbug, Fifth Ave. and 34th St., 9-22-10.

For years, construction trade unions have picketed non-union job sites  accompanied by a giant inflatable rat.  But today, in front of the tourist entrance to the Empire State Building, members of what I think is the glaziers union picket with their new mascot,  a jumbo, inflatable version of New York City’s current  it-vermin, the bedbug.  Tres chic, guys.