Saturday, February 11, 2006

Rats

Bob Furlong looks on as WRGB employees rally against his proposed wage cuts.I don't know about you, but I love the giant inflatable rat. The big rat, a regular fixture at labor events, made an appearance at CBS 6 this week as NABET 21 employees rallied outside the the station's Balltown Road headquarters. I think the rat was supposed to be WRGB GM Bob Furlong, who wants to cut the union's wages by 15% ---and judging from this picture of Furlong I'd say it's a pretty good resemblance.

The station's been taking a beating lately by big local unions, who are not an inconsiderable force in a town like this. Does Furlong care? Probably not. What's really needed is a grand gesture, like none of his talent showing up for work one day during sweeps. That might get his attention ---and what's he going to do, fire them all?