Chicago Workers on Tour after Factory Occupation

February 10, 2009: The Chicago window and door workers who took over their factory and inspired workers across the United States are on tour to tell their story.

Last December, workers at Republic Windows and Doors in Chicago found out that their factory was closing. Bank of America refused to extend their company any credit, and workers weren’t going to get paid what they were owed.

The workers, members of the United Electrical Workers Union, occupied their factory for five days, took on Bank of America—and won. Now workers are in the final stages of talks with a potential new owner to re-start production at the plant.

This week, workers from the UE are on tour to share their story, and are meeting with packed crowds. Click here to find out if there’s an event in your area.

Watch a video about the factory occupation.


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