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Chicago Factory Sit In

Workers Occupy Factory In Desperate Move To Save Their Jobs... Again

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella/AP | Posted 02.24.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- In 2008, more than 200 workers at Republic Windows & Doors organized a sit-in at their Chicago factory after being abruptly fired. The six-...

Republic Windows Official In Custody For 'Hijacking Assets'

Chicago Tribune | Annie Sweeney and Matthew Walberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One official of Republic Windows and Doors, the Chicago company that abruptly shut down last year without paying severance and vacation pay to employe...

Richard Gillman, Republic Windows CEO, Held On $10M Bail In Financial Crimes Investigation

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A judge has set bond at $10 million for the former CEO of a Chicago factory where workers staged a high-profile sit-in last year. Ric...

Worker Uprising Against Wells Fargo Spreads After Major Victory To Keep Factories Open

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

The victory of Hartmarx workers yesterday represents a major triumph in the growing trend of factory sit ins.

Growing Factory Occupations Threaten to Break the Banks

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

The successful struggle at Republic Windows has provided a model under which workers can successfully fight the banks by occupying their plants.

Republic Windows Broke Federal Labor Law

Chi-Town Daily News | FERNANDO DIAZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The National Labor Relations Board's regional director has found Republic Doors and Windows violated federal labor law in closing the company's Goose ...

Republic Workers Calmed Racial Tensions Before Sit-In

Chicago Public Radio | Chip Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A sit-in by laid-off employees of a Chicago window company this month sparked international attention. Republic Windows and Doors had closed with only...

What the Republic Victory Means

Curtis Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

The victory of the Republic Windows and Doors workers demonstrates the value of militant action by labor in addressing the economic crisis.

Keeping Score In Chicago Episode 6: Hey Buddy, Can You Spare $34 Gazillion?

Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks

This week we're talking about the great Goose Island Sit-in at Republic Windows and Doors, Brian Urlacher's baby momma drama and selling Chicago's parking meters (thanks a ton, Mayor Daley).

Workers End Protest At Closed Chicago Factory

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — They've taken their sleeping bags and pillows back home and hauled away their protest placards after ending a nearly weeklong sit-in a...

Chicago Sit-In Workers Hope To Inspire Labor Movement

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — They've taken their sleeping bags and pillows back home and hauled away their protest placards after ending a nearly weeklong sit-in a...

Republic Workers Continue Protest As New Creditor Emerges

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Workers have approved a $1.75 million agreement, ending a sit-in that lasted six days at a Chicago window and door factory. U.S. Rep....

Laid Off Workers Occupying Chicago Factory Win Big Round Against Bank Of America

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The creditor of a Chicago plant where laid-off employees are conducting a sit-in to demand severance pay said Tuesday it would extend ...

Illinois Governor Suspends Business With Bank Of America

Huffington Post | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich announced Monday that he is asking all Illinois government agencies to suspend business with Bank of America. Blagoj...

Chicago Factory Workers Protest (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE A meeting to resolve the sit-in Monday night ended without success, but representatives from Bank of America, Republic and the union agreed t...