Joseph Chetrit is starting to look like the Pied Piper of Hamlin: wherever he goes, the rats follow. It seems that in 2007, they even followed him home! Imagine waking up in your beautiful mansion in Englewood, New Jersey to find one of these fearsome critters staring you down! Chetrit and his family were understandably upset, and Chetrit even initiated a lawsuit to force Local 79 to remove the 15-foot monstrosity. It apparently didn’t occur to Chetrit that the obvious solution was to STOP EXPLOITING NON-UNION WORKERS!!!
The workers have families too, Mr. Chetrit. The union maids, bellmen, engineers, and clerks of the Chelsea Hotel all have families. You remember them, don’t you? They were locked out of the hotel and you still refuse to pay their severance. The non-union construction workers who are gutting the hotel, some of whom are reportedly only making $8 per hour, also have families. How are they supposed to afford gifts for their families this holiday season?
[Note: we couldn’t find a picture of a rat in front of Chetrit’s home, so here’s one in front of OUR HOME.]