Looking Back at the Republic Factory Takeover

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I interviewed author and journalist Kari Lydersen about her book, Revolt on Goose Island: The Chicago Factory Takeover, and What It Says About the Economic Crisis. The book tells the story of 250 workers who were laid off from their jobs at the Republic Windows and Doors factory on Chicago’s Goose Island just before the holiday season.  Almost one year ago – on December 5, 2008 – the workers refused to leave the factory until they received 60 days of federally mandated severance pay and compensation for accrued vacation time.  Read the piece over at Gapers Block.

Author: Sheila Burt

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