The Future of Labor Organizing

January 27th, 2009

Republic Windows and Doors Labor organizers


Recorded January 13th, 2009. WNUA Broadcast Date: Sunday, January 25, 2009 
 
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The December 2008  Republic Windows and Doors sit-in was a major victory for labor organizers, local union members and their families.When the factory abruptly closed its doors, some 200 workers were left with unpaid vacation time and no severance package. Workers staged a six-day sit-in that not only garnered local media attention — even that of president-elect Barack Obama at the time — but also captivated labor activists across the country who’d not seen a factory sit-in successfully employed for years! Read the rest of this entry »




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