7 p.m Wednesday 11th January in the Dorset Room, Colliton Club Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ
Entry is £3 (less if you can’t afford that).
Debate after the film and refreshments available from the bar
Defeat the dole queue – get together and run your company!
What can you do when your company goes bust, putting you all out of work? It’s happening now all over the UK as we follow the US into recession. But in Chicago at Republic Windows the story had a different ending. In 2008 Republic Windows declared bankruptcy using it as an opportunity to offload the debts, the union and the workforce leaving them unpaid and with no redundancy money. Ironically the Receiver was the newly bailed-out Bank of America that put the workforce at the bottom of the list of creditors.With little prospect of seeing their money the workers, with the help of their union, took matters into their own hands.
The rest is history, and “Workers Republic” is their story
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