Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Solidarity for…

...well, for five days was all it took, as it turns out.

CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) -- Laid-off workers at a Chicago window factory ended a five-day sit-in after banks agreed to lend the failed company $1.75 million for outstanding wages and benefits, union officials said Wednesday.


Workers approved the deal at a meeting Wednesday night. Union official Carl Rosen said the average worker will receive about $6,000 under the package.

But he added: "This is about more than just money. It's about what can be achieved when workers organize and stand up for justice."

When the union's inspiration
Thru' the worker's blood shall run
There can be no power greater
Anywhere beneath the sun
But what force on earth is weaker
Than the feeble strength of one
The union makes us strong!

Well done, brothers and sisters.

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