Only nine days after ending the occupation of their former workplace — and winning a worldwide outpouring of support for their courage — members of UE Local 1110 gathered at Chicago’s UE Hall on the afternoon of December 19 to receive the money they had fought for and won in their struggle with Republic Windows and Doors and Bank of America. The checks averaged about $6,000 each, covered 60 days of pay, as required by the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) and accrued vacation time. By their five-day sit-in they also gained two months of health insurance coverage. continue reading

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