Good news out of Chicago this morning. (The story sort of broke yesterday, but the details just came out). The Associated Press reports:
“CHICAGO – With cheers and chants that echoed President-elect Barack Obama’s campaign of change, jubilant workers agreed to a $1.75 million settlement that ends their six-day occupation of a shuttered Chicago factory that became a symbol of the plight of labor nationwide.”
The deal, negotiated in part by Representative Luis Gutierrez, will provide the laid-off workers with eight weeks salary, all back vacation pay, and two months of paid health care. The union says the workers are “very, very satisfied” with the outcome, and they were seen leaving the factory Wednesday night chanting “Yes We Can.”
So yeah. Keep that in mind. Sometimes, the good guys do win.