03/06/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Republic Sit-In Workers Kick Off National Labor Tour

Two months ago, the workers at Republic Windows and Doors went from regular people to national stars and started a conversation about the economic crisis with a six-day sit-in protesting the closing of their plant.

Now the workers are taking the stage again, speaking in Chicago this week and beginning a national tour, talking about their own struggle and what it might mean for other workers in tough times.

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