Thursday, December 11, 2008

Quote of the week

From Sojourners:

It was worth it. It was not only for us, it was for everybody nationwide, because they can do the same thing.

- Heriberto Barriga, a nine-year employee of Republic Windows & Doors, where a six-day protest by employees was ended with an agreement to accommodate workers' demands. Workers had argued they were owed the pay after the company shut down their plant last Friday on only three days' notice, rather than the two months' notice required by federal law.
It is so encouraging to see workers claiming their power again and doing so collectively. It is also terribly sad that they lost their jobs in the first place.

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