RECOVERY & RESISTANCE : Sit-In Strikers from Republic Windows & Doors in Chicago
When: 7pm, Tues, Feb 3, 2009
Where: Billings North Lounge, 48 University Place, UVM, Burlington
What: In December, 260 workers at Chicago’s Republic Windows occupied their plant for six days, a sit-in strike launched in response to the closing of their plant with only 3 days notice. The Vermont Workers’ Center and other Jobs with Justice coalitions along with other community, faith and labor activists from across the country mobilized in support of these workers, helping them win a settlement from Bank of America and Republic owners including severance pay and compensation for unpaid earnings.
As the economic crisis deepens, millions of people face jobs loss and foreclosures. Join the Workers’ Center and other groups in celebrating the successful resistance at Republic and launch the broader campaign for an economic recovery that puts human rights before Wall Street.
More info: kate [at] workerscenter.org or call 861-2877