For Immediate Release
Teresa Gutierrez 917-328-6470; Dustin Langley 646-354-8056
Activists Nationwide to Rally in Support of Republic Windows Workers
Nationwide - From a joint statement issued by the Bail Out the People Movement and the May 1st Coalition for Worker & Immigrant Rights:
Over 250 heroic workers-overwhelmingly immigrants-at the Republic Windows & Doors factory in Chicago are fightingback! These members of Local 1110 of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) have taken over their plant until they get their jobs back.
Their workplace was suddenly shutdown when Bank of America withdrew a line of credit. No 60 days notice was given to these workers, as required by the WARN (Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification) Act. Their vacation pay was stolen, too.
George Bush gave $25 billion of our money to his pals at the Bank of America. This financial octopus already has over $1.7 trillion in assets. With all this dough, they go ahead a nd steal the jobs of these Chicago workers.
Another victim of Bank of America-the country's biggest mortgage lender-is Lorene Parker of Detroit, who's had heart and liver transplants. She fell behind on her payments because of large medical bills. Bank of America has scheduled a sheriff's sale of Ms. Parker's home on Dec. 11. Let's tell Bank of America that they can't steal workers' jobs and homes.
The struggle of the Chicago workers fighting for their jobs and Lorene Parker fighting for her home is our struggle. Join the fight back against layoffs, foreclosures, racism, immigrant bashing, tuition and subway fare hikes!
In New York:
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 12 Noon
Bank of America, 261 Broadway
see growing list of actions at BailOutPeople.org