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July 24, 2013

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Ricky Macklin
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The Working World

A New Era For Worker Ownership

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Two former workers from the bankrupt Republic Windows and Doors factory, Armando Robles and Ricky Macklin, talk with host Dick Gordon about what has happened since they held a lock-in in 2008. In May this year, with help from labor organizations in Chicago and a loan from The Working World, they were able to “fire the boss” and start an employee-owned factory, New Era Windows Cooperative. “We used to always say that owners need workers, but workers don’t necessarily need owners,” Macklin says.

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