Thursday, December 11, 2008

It's Over: Chicago Sit-Down Strike, Final Chapter

They didn't get what they should have -- that would have been their discarded jobs back. But workers at Chicago's Republic Windows & Doors factory have voted to end their sit-in after winning a partial victory. A $1.75 million deal will give them their legal severance and accrued vacation pay.

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., helped broker the deal, according to The Associated Press report. For the workers, Gutierrez said, it works out to about $7,000 each.

Here's the news link to this development.

They shoulda done better. But there are times when you gotta take what you can get.

I guess this won't be like the Flint sit-down strike -- but maybe it's a start.

Crossposted at Manifesto Joe.