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Republic Windows and Doors Lay Offs

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 Windows Employees Get Settlement Checks

CBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

William Brandt Jr., president and CEO of Development Specialists Inc., hands out settlement checks to the more than 250 Republic Windows and Doors emp...

Aldermen Want Republic Windows To Return City Tax Subsidies

Chicago Tribune | Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Ald. Manuel Flores (1st) and Scott Waguespack (32nd) today introduced legislation directing the Daley administration to consider recouping tax...

Chicago Protest Workers Celebrate Victory

Progress Illinois | Josh Kalven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

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...

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...

Republic Workers and the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sarah van Gelder

The factory sit-in could launch an economic human rights movement that takes off where Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. left off when he was assassinated supporting striking sanitation workers.

The Immigrant Story That Wasn't: Laid Off Republic Windows Employees Just Regular Working Stiffs

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

I am absolutely stunned that the peaceful sit in at the Republic Windows and Doors factory and warehouse has not been stuck in the ghetto of "immigrant story."

Blago Could've Been Somebody

Beau Friedlander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beau Friedlander

He could have been a hero in his home town -- now he's a disgrace. It seems to be a common narrative these days.

Laid Off Workers Stage Sit-In At Shuttered Plant

CBS 2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Workers have staged a sit-in at the now-shuttered Republic Windows and Doors plant on Goose Island, angry that Bank of America has cut the company off...