SUMMER BROWN BAG LABOR LUNCH SERIES sponsored by Kazan et al. + NLG Labor & Employment Committee + WORKSAFE!
Monday, August 12, 2013
Kazan McClain Satterley Lyons Greenwood & Oberman
55 Harrison Street #400, Oakland
!Hasta La Victoria!
The Occupation at Republic Windows & Doors. In a story that’s still unfolding, a new chapter in labor history was written by about 260 Chicago workers – members of UE Local 1110 – at Republic Windows and Doors on Friday, December 5, 2008. Only three days earlier, they had been told their plant was closing and that they would be jobless by the weekend. But instead of heading home to face a bleak holiday season, they did something truly amazing. For the next five days they occupied their plant. The worldwide reaction was simply stunning. This documentary from United Electrical, Radio, and Machine is an inspiring story about the possibility and importance of speaking up for workers rights. (19 minutes)