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Illustration: Workers from the victorious Republic Windows and Doors occupation in December 2008.
Workers from the victorious Republic Windows and Doors occupation in December 2008.
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Opening A Window: Getting Started As Labor Activists

Workers from a bankrupt window factory in Chicago have opened their own employee-owned cooperative. We look back at the 2008 worker lock-in of the Republic Windows and Doors factory. Also in this show: Host Dick Gordon speaks with two former Chicago factory workers about starting an employee-owned factory; and since the verdict of the Trayvon Martin case, playwright Nicole Anderson Cobb has been thinking about where we, as a country, are.

Music

"Transmission 94” by Bonobo; and “Macha”and “Mami Gato”  by Medeski, Martin & Wood

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