Remember the Republic Doors and Windows Company?
The one that went bankrupt and tossed out its employees while reneging on their vacation pay, health benefits and severance pay?
Well, the employees locked themselves into the plant and refused to leave. For six days they staged a sit-in demanding the benefits they were owed under federal law. And they won their benefits!
Another company, Serious Materials has offered to buy the company and rehire the former employees. The company makes energy efficient building materials. So, they're going to turn the employees from blue-collar workers to green-collar workers. They will be unionized.
The decision rests with the bankruptcy judge. Serious Materials and the union are requesting a quick decision so they can get the employees back to work and hold onto their old customer base.
YAY SERIOUS! YAY WORKERS WHO DIDN'T BUCKLE!
Finally, some good economic news.