Tag Archives: Labor Beat

Labor Beat: Raid on a Nation

The following is from the newly formed Committee to Stop FBI Repression:

Showdown in Chicago: Protest at Bankers Convention


Armando Robles, president of UE Local 1110 and one of the leaders of the Republic Windows and Doors occupation, addresses the crowd outside the bankers' convention Oct. 27. (Fight Back! News/Jonathan Labe)

The following article and videos are from Fight Back! News and Labor Beat:

Chicago, IL – The American Bankers Association met here the week of Oct. 26, in luxury hotels, spending millions for their comfort. Outside, 2500 working people marched and chanted, “You got bailed out, we got sold out!”

Rosemary Williams, who fought eviction from her home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was in the march and said, “We need a moratorium on foreclosures.” She spoke at a breakfast for Jobs With Justice to kick off the day of protest. Her message to anyone facing foreclosure is to fight. “If the bank comes for your home, don’t go quietly in the night. Get people together and fight back.”

Video: Mass Rally for Gaza in Chicago

Workers’ Republic

The following 10 minute documentary about the successful occupation of the Republic Windows and Doors plant in Chicago is from Labor Beat Video: