Friday, February 27, 2009

Another victory in the Republic Windows and Doors saga...

More good news on the Republic Windows & Doors situation from UE. These workers have really demonstrated how to fight and win…

Serious Materials purchase of Republic Windows and Doors factory finalized
Agreement reached with UE: Former Republic employees to go back to work

Chicago, IL, February 26, 2008 - The sale of the former Republic Windows and Doors company to California based Serious Materials has been finalized with the approval of the bankruptcy court.

Serious Materials has also reached agreement with UE Local 1110, ensuring that all former Republic employees will be rehired at their former rate of pay. The UE will continue to represent workers at the factory.

“We are happy that the purchase of our former plant by Serious Materials has been approved. Our members are ready to get back to work and make great energy efficient green windows for Serious. We look forward to working together to create green jobs at living wages,” said Armando Robles, President of UE Local 1110.

“We have all been working hard to get our factory re-opened since December 10, 2008. We are so glad this day has come,” said UE Local Vice-President Melvin Maclin.

An announcement regarding the opening day of the new Serious Material production facility will be forthcoming.

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