Obama Throws Support to Chicago Sit-In
Posted on Dec 8, 2008
President-elect Barack Obama has added his voice to the chorus of encouragement for a group of Chicago workers who are sitting-in at their former factory. Obama said the workers, who have protested their way into the national spotlight, were “absolutely right” and “what’s happening to them is reflective of what’s happening across this economy.”
AP via Google:
Obama told a news conference Sunday that Republic Windows and Doors should follow through on its commitments to the 200 workers, who say they won’t leave the plant until they are assured they’ll receive their severance and vacation pay.
“The workers who are asking for the benefits and payments that they have earned, I think they’re absolutely right and understand that what’s happening to them is reflective of what’s happening across this economy,” Obama said.
AP photo / Brian Kersey
Workers laid off from their jobs at the Republic Windows and Doors factory in Chicago have occupied the building since Friday to demand severance and vacation pay they say they are owed.