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.

1 comment:

  1. I was glad to hear Obama voice his support of these workers. I hope they get every bit of what they're owed and I hope the owners of this company get properly disciplined or fined. When I first heard this story I could not understand that they thought they could even get away with this - but the fact is - they would have gotten away with it if these workers hadn't stood up. Kudos to all of them.