Last December workers occupied the Republic Windows and Doors Factory in Chicago. Republic shut down because the Bank of America would not extend the company credit, despite having received $25 billion in federal bailout money. Producers Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister of Long Haul Productions
documented the decision to stand up by sitting downâ€”the first American sit-down since the Flint automobile workers strike in 1936. This is part of their documentary, Si Se Puede
. You can hear the complete documentary on Latino USA
Sunday at 6 p.m. on WBEZ.
Original music was composed by Jesus "Chuy" Negrete. Hear more songs from Negrete.