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Si Se Puede: Workers Share Story of Republic Windows Strike

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 down—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.

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