Saturday, December 6, 2008

Details on vigil at factory occupation tomorrow noon...

CLERGY AND COMMUNITY

HOLD PRAYER VIGIL FOR WORKERS OCCUPYING

REPUBLIC WINDOWS PLANT

WHO: Clergy and Community Members with workers occupying plant WHERE: Republic Windows, 1333 N Hickory Ave (on Goose Island , near Division and Halsted) WHEN: Saturday, December 6 at 12:00 noon

The Chicago Interfaith Committee on Worker Issues is holding a prayer rally for the 200 workers who have been told that their plant is closing but have not been properly paid by the guidelines set forth in the WARN Act. It is estimated that the workers are owed $1,000,000.

On Wednesday the workers, members of the United Electrical Workers union, protested outside of Bank of America in downtown Chicago , chanting, “You got bailed out, we got sold out.” With Republic Windows not able to pay its workers, Bank of America apparently now owns the plant, filled with inventory and expensive equipment. The workers insist that they get paid before the assets are removed from the expansive plant.

As a sign of solidarity with the workers, religious and community leaders will lead prayers and speak about the workers’ rights to just compensation and fair treatment in the midst of these harsh economic times.

Any questions, please call me at: 815-355-5812 or email me at: fairtradingfemale@yahoo.com

Also reachable: Worker Center Director, Adam Kader: 773-937-1826 CICWI Executive Director: Rev. C.J. Hawking: 773-937-1824

2 comments:

  1. Jerry, thanks for this and for your email about it. Exciting stuff. When you get some downtime I'd love to read some of your analysis of what's going on.

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  2. Dear Brothers & Sisters-
    Thanks for your courage in standing up for your rights. Solidarity from the wilds of East Orange,New Jersey.I wish that I werecloser so that I could join your prayer vigil. I will be with you all in prayer & thoughts.
    Gracias por sus ejemplos y couraje.
    God bless you,
    Father Paul Mayer

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