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NEW YORK, Oct 27, 2005 (UPI via COMTEX) -- Huge cat and rat balloons faced off to music from a brass band as Radio City Music Hall's labor dispute took on the air of a bizarre street theater.

The giant inflatable cat was raised over New York's Radio City marquee Wednesday in response to the union's familiar blow-up rat across the street, The New York Post reported Thursday.

Radio City management has threatened to replace the orchestra with recorded music if the contract dispute with the musicians union is not settled by the Nov. 3 opening of the annual Christmas Spectacular.

Union President David Lennon called Radio City's owners, Cablevision, "fat cats" who are "stealing Christmas."

The main issues in the dispute are reportedly overtime pay and a shrinking performance season, the Post said.


Copyright 2005 by United Press International

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