This is a report from CNN in the USA about concessions by Bank of America to the workers occupying the Chicago factory.
From Associated Press in the USA:
Union says sit-in at factory not over yet
December 9, 2008 at 4:07 PM
Union leaders say a five-day sit-in at a Chicago factory is still on.
A resolution appears closer after Bank of America offered limited loans to Republic Windows and Doors so it could resolve claims of laid-off workers staging the sit-in.
But union spokeswoman Leah Fried says it’s too soon to know if it’ll be called off. She says workers would have to vote on any final agreement. But she says there’s still no such deal.
About 200 laid-off workers have taken turns occupying the factory, vowing to stay until they receive assurances of severance and accrued vacation pay.
The factory closed Friday after Bank of America canceled its financing. The bank’s been criticized for cutting off the plant’s credit after taking federal bailout money.
UE trade union on this: here.
Worldwide support for Chicago workers: here.
Interviews with Chicago workers: here.