Thursday, May 28, 2009

Day-long occupations end at car-parts plants

This event took place about two years ago. These workers fought and made some changes and somethings stayed the same. They were able to protecet millions dollar of potential servance pay, but they didn't get exactly what they wanted. This connects to "The Take", workers are fighting for what they need and were being taking away from them. The difference is the workers in "The Take" didn't have a union to stand behind them. Maybe if they had an organized union, their right would have been protected and have a better chance at the battle.

1 comment:

  1. Hmm, that's interesting - I think at least one of the factories in the film did have a union before hand. But at the same time, they did in a way achieve more than the Chicago workers, who won back pay but didn't actually run the factory on their own.