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December 11, 2008 | Robert Mitchum, Mitchum writes for the Chicago Tribune.
Laid-off workers at Republic Windows & Doors agreed to leave the closed Illinois plant they've been occupying in protest for six days, accepting a deal Wednesday night that will give each of them about $6,000. Workers will receive about eight weeks' severance pay, accrued vacation time and two months of healthcare coverage, officials said. About $1.75 million will be put into an escrow account to be supervised by the workers' union. "The occupation is over.
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February 27, 2009 | Associated Press
The factory where laid-off workers staged a sit-in that garnered national attention last year was sold to a California company, which hopes to rehire the workers and open in about a month, the workers' union and the new owner said Thursday. The sale of the former Republic Windows & Doors plant to Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Serious Materials, a manufacturer of energy-efficient windows, was approved Wednesday by a bankruptcy judge.
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February 27, 2009 | Associated Press
The factory where laid-off workers staged a sit-in that garnered national attention last year was sold to a California company, which hopes to rehire the workers and open in about a month, the workers' union and the new owner said Thursday. The sale of the former Republic Windows & Doors plant to Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Serious Materials, a manufacturer of energy-efficient windows, was approved Wednesday by a bankruptcy judge.
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December 11, 2008 | Robert Mitchum, Mitchum writes for the Chicago Tribune.
Laid-off workers at Republic Windows & Doors agreed to leave the closed Illinois plant they've been occupying in protest for six days, accepting a deal Wednesday night that will give each of them about $6,000. Workers will receive about eight weeks' severance pay, accrued vacation time and two months of healthcare coverage, officials said. About $1.75 million will be put into an escrow account to be supervised by the workers' union. "The occupation is over.
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December 9, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
On the chilly factory floor of the Republic Windows and Doors plant, Apolinar Cabrera and a couple hundred workers have decided to make their stand. Their jobs evaporated Friday when this Chicago company unexpectedly closed its doors, blaming lender Bank of America for cutting off its credit line and preventing it from paying the workers' severance and vacation. Cabrera and his co-workers have refused to leave.
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December 9, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
On the chilly factory floor of the Republic Windows and Doors plant, Apolinar Cabrera and a couple hundred workers have decided to make their stand. Their jobs evaporated Friday when this Chicago company unexpectedly closed its doors, blaming lender Bank of America for cutting off its credit line and preventing it from paying the workers' severance and vacation. Cabrera and his co-workers have refused to leave.
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