December 16, 2008
“This is the start of something,” urges Republic Windows worker Raul Flores. “Don’t let it die. Learn something from it.”
December 11, 2008
After six days occupying the plant, workers at Republic Window & Doors in Chicago voted to accept a settlement late last night.
December 10, 2008
A sit-in and protest was held in San Francisco on Dec. 9 as an act of solidarity with workers who have been sitting in since Dec. 5 at the Republic Windows and Doors factory in Chicago. Four people were arrested at a downtown San Francisco office of Bank of America.
December 8, 2008
A factory occupation in Chicago that began as a show of defiance by 250 workers has been transformed into a focus of international labor solidarity. Suddenly, something usually relegated to dusty labor history books about the 1930s is a reality.