The Inquirer today became the newest local institution to share sidewalk space with the inflatable rat, as “two unions, teamster Locals 628 and 1414, [who] represent the truckers who deliver The Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News as well as mailroom workers at the Conshohocken printing plant owned by the papers’ parent company” protested outside the paper’s offices, according to … uh … the Inquirer. The leaflet the union members were handing out read:
In 2012, the employees of Interstate General Media (IGM) gave up millions of dollars in wages, benefits and other concessions, as well as many jobs, in order to keep the Inquirer and the Daily News in print. How has Publisher ‘Paycheck Bob’ Hall invested the shared sacrifices of so many IGM employees? By driving circulation and ad revenue in the tank!”
Somehow, Bob Hall “could not be reached for comment” for an Inquirer story, and the ugliest rich-guy-situation in the city just got a whole-lot uglier and decidedly-less rich.