Tim Thurman of Laborers Local 662, at right, visits with pedestrian Terry Larkin as he keeps company with an inflatable rat to protest the city’s contract with a non-union company hired to construct replacement sidewalks on Broadway Street.
Photo by Julie Smith.
A large rat sits on the corner of Broadway and the Rex Whitton Expressway in Jefferson City -- a form of protest against a local company using non-union laborers on a city project.
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Tim Thurman, with Laborers’ Local 662, stood with the inflatable rat Tuesday morning to protest work being done by Concrete Engineering, a local firm, on Broadway Street.