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Jimmy Hyland

The Inflatable Rat is 21 years old!

Kris LaGrange's picture
Sep 09, 2011

The LIBN released a fun story that the huge inflatable rat is now 21 years ago. The rat was dreamed up by striking Chicago bricklayers in a 1990 protest and a Illinois Balloon company has been making them for unions across the country ever since. Long Island unions own over 30 of them, including a inflatable greedy pig owned by CWA Local 1104 in Nassau.

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