Negotiations at Republic Conclude; Workers to Make Final Decision

December 10, 2008

CHICAGO -  8:25 p.m. CST

Negotiations on behalf of UE Local 1110 members occupying the Republic Doors and Windows plant have concluded, with the UE negotiating committee heading back to the plant to discuss bargaining results with the 260 workers who have occupied the plant in shifts since Friday night.

Bargaining began for the third day this afternoon at 1:00 p.m. with all of the parties involved in the occupation, including Bank of America.

Now, it's up to the Local 1110 members to hear what the committee has to say, discuss the issues and then make their decision by democratic vote.

A statement to the press will be made shortly at the factory at 1333 N. Hickory.

Representing the union during the meeting were UE Local 1110 President Armando Robles, Vice President Melvin Maclin, Steward Vicente Rangel, UE's National Director of Organization Bob Kingsley, UE Western Region President Carl Rosen and UE International Representative Mark Meinster.


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