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Shows featuring Armando Robles

  • Chicago Workers Open New Cooperatively Owned Factory Five Years After Republic Windows Occupation Robles_maclin_martin
    Workers at the New Era Windows Cooperative are celebrating the grand opening of their new unionized, worker-owned and -operated business. Almost a year to the day after their window factory closed, a group of former workers have launched their own window business without bosses. They successfully raised money to buy the...
    May 09, 2013 | Story
  • Chicago Window Factory Reopens with Occupying Workers Back on the Job Republicwindow_web
    Workers at Chicago’s Republic Windows and Doors factory occupied their plant in December after the plant’s owners gave workers just three days’ notice of the plant’s closure. They won a settlement, and now the factory has remained open under new management. We speak to Armando Robles, a maintenance worker at the factory and local union president. [includes rush transcript]
    May 15, 2009 | Story