[Homestead] Sit-in worker success
genegerue at ruralize.com
Thu Dec 11 11:53:53 EST 2008
For those of you who said these people had no chance of getting
anything, and who care about your credibility, you might consider a
bit more thoughtfulness in the future:
CHICAGO - With cheers and chants that echoed President-elect Barack
Obama's campaign of change, jubilant workers agreed to a $1.75 million
settlement that ends their six-day occupation of a shuttered Chicago
factory that became a symbol of the plight of labor nationwide.
Republic Windows & Doors, union leaders and Bank of America reached
the deal Wednesday evening. Each former Republic employee will get
eight weeks' salary, all accrued vacation pay and two months' paid
health care, said U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, who helped broker the
deal. He said it works out to about $7,000 apiece.
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