Students for a Democratic Society has expressed its solidarity with the factory occupation being carried out by the militant workers of Republic Windows and Doors. The following is from the national website of SDS:
Take Action in Solidarity with the Chicago Workers of Republic Windows and Doors
As students and youth, we stand in solidarity with the Chicago workers at the Republic of Windows and Doors factory in their just struggle against closure, and for the right to their jobs and health care. The wealthy bankers at Bank of America got $25 billion in the bailout, but are refusing loans to the company. The management owes over 1 million dollars in severance and vacation pay. We know it is the big bankers and bosses who have laid off, cut benefits, and sold out the worker. Everyone should support the workers’ occupation of the factory to demand workers’ rights and justice.
We join in the chant with them:
Bank of America got Bailed Out! We got Sold Out!
Students for a Democratic Society
December 7, 2008
1. Sign the petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/solidfac/petition.html
2. Organize a protest outside your local Bank of America this week in solidarity: http://www.jwj.org/bailout/12-08actions.html
Actions SDSers are already planning/plugging into: Visit the SDS website.