01/17/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Chicago Protest Workers Celebrate Victory

On Monday night, labor leaders, organizers, and workers from the closed plant gathered on Chicago's West Side to celebrate the success of the Republic Windows sit-in last week. In the Teamsters auditorium on Ashland and Van Buren, the crowd of supporters ate tamales, watched a slideshow, sang several rousing anthems, and listened to brief speeches from a variety of prominent supporters in the labor community, as well as some of the former Republic Windows employees.

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