[Marxism] "Workers' Republic"- scenes from successful factory occupation

Dayne Goodwin daynegoodwin at gmail.com
Sun Dec 14 05:24:51 MST 2008


Workers' Republic - excerpts
*Click here to see on YouTube:*
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiFzP48UHYw

When the workers at Republic Windows and Doors were notified their factory
would close in three days, they took matters into their own hands. The union
work force seized control of the factory for 6 days to demand the severance
they are owed by law. On the sixth day of their occupation, they won all
their demands, and showed the world's working class a classic example of
people power (something not seen in the USA for decades).
 This short video from Labor Beat represents a fraction of our coverage of
this historic event. The full 30-minute episode,* "Workers' Republic,"* will
be uploaded soon.

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