Ruth Barton

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Ruth Barton is a lecturer in the School of Management at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. She is active in the union movement and researches trade unions and industrial regeneration.

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Scabby the Rat Down Under

by on April 6, 2018

Scabby the Rat, a familiar figure on US picket lines, has taken his show on the road. In the past few years, he’s been spotted outside several Australian companies, sometimes accompanied by his pals, Fat Cat and Greedy Pig. Scabby’s journey shows that both anti-labor efforts and working-class feistiness are every bit as global as capitalism and labor.

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