Local union protests concrete company

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.

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.

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