Monday, December 8, 2008

Workers occupy factory

Workers are staging a sit-in at the Republic Windows and Doors after being laid off with only 3 days notice in contravention of labor laws. The workers, who are represented by the United Electrical Workers union, are demanding that they receive the severance and vacation pay to which they are entitled.

Obviously, I support the workers and applaud them for stepping up. But I think they need to go further - if they can't get an agreement from the management, they should stage a full takeover of the business and start running it themselves.

As a wise man once said - we have nothing to lose but our chains.