We just got back from Republic Windows & Doors factory in Chicago.
It seems like the alarm bells are off for now. The sense of urgency and the threat to their occupation is over. There is a good chance that UE Local 1110 will resolve the issue tonight (Tuesday Dec 9) with the company and the bank and reach a settlement to compensate the workers.
However, if this falls through tonight, the workers do plan on continuing the occupation of the factory and will need some of your help.
An UE organizer we spoke to said he has never seen this much community support for an action in his ten years of organizing. Many are saying a Sit-in or factory occupation like this hasn't happened in the US since the depression of the 30s.
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