Create the new economy: help the Chicago windows workers open their own factory
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A group of the former Republic Windows and Doors occupiers are taking back the American dream and forming a worker-run cooperative to manufacture high quality, environmental windows and doors.
With the daring factory occupations in 2008 and 2012, these workers have become a beacon of hope for a nation in distress. Now, they are in the process of buying the factory from Serious Energy to build a sustainable, democratic business based on the triple bottom line of People, Planet, and Profit.
The fight for a just workplace and the effort to save America’s working class have simultaneously been given an historic opportunity. The solution emerging from this factory is one that should be extended throughout our country in the fight for the new economy we need to build. This factory is the front line in a battle that involves all of us.
Your donation in support of New Era Windows will go towards the creation of this unionized, worker run and owned cooperative. Donations will build upon the start up funds the workers contributed as their own buy in towards their new cooperative and will help with initial startup costs. From this small start we can create an new business built on principles of democracy, inclusion, dignity, and the environment.
We will update all our followers as the next steps unfold. Please help us in this crucial stage, and help prove a new economy is possible!