Union workers who want to protest against treatment or wages may not always be able to bring their favorite mascot: a rabid, red-eyed rodent named Scabby the Rat.
is often seen as a massive inflatable ornament during protests, and Scabby the Rat's presence will be reviewed by the National Labor Relations Board, which aims to regulate the circumstances in which the giant rat may participate, Bloomberg Law reported on Tuesday. 
This, despite several court rulings that Scabby the Rat is protected by the first amendment, according to the article.
A union announcement follows a "campaign" against the rat by board general Peter Robb, "who is said to detest the image of the mad rodent with bloodshot eyes and bared teeth," the article said.
Crabby over Scabby, Mr. Robb has advocated banning Scabby from protests when workers protest against someone other than their direct employer, according to the article.