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Support the Workers at Republic Windows and Doors

Reported by Melanie - December 7, 2008 -

Bless the 200-or-so workers at Republic Windows and Doors in Chicago who have, for the last three days had the guts (or is it desperation?) to stage a protest; a real live sit-in. (They represent the royally-screwed, forgotten and dismissed "jobs number"-people like you and me - not the likes of AIG or Citigroup who seem to be doing just fine, thank you very much, in this recession/depression or whatever it is.)

Per their union website: UE Members Occupy Chicago Plant in Struggle for Justice:

Members of UE Local 1110 who work at Republic Windows and Doors are occupying the plant around the clock this weekend, in an effort to force the company and its main creditor to meet their obligations to the workers. Their goal is to at least get the compensation that workers are owed; they also seek the resumption of operations at the plant. All 260 members of the local were laid off Friday in a sudden plant closing, brought on by Bank of America cutting off operating credit to the company. The bank even refused to authorize the release of money to Republic needed to pay workers their earned vacation pay, and compensation they are owed under the federal WARN Act because they were not given the legally-required notice that the plant was about to close.

Meanwhile: Per FoxBusiness.com? Nothing. Proving once again just how much they care about "the folks." Here's a screenshot of their headlines as of a few minutes ago:


And here's a shot of FoxNews.com's homepage:


See the headline, waaay down there? "Chicago Workers' Sit-In Becomes Rallying Point?" Check out the article. Compare it to what the UE page says. Again, Fox sure ain't lookin' out for the folks you.