Wednesday, July 11, 2012

More News About Factory Workers in Chicago Trying to Buy Factory

More About Trying to Buy the Factory in Chicago

I am contributing a bit and hoping the workers win this one.  Also, hope my few dollars Go where I intend them to.  Think I will ask them to be mindful of hiring people with disabilities along with my contribution.  I live on Disability.

A kind reader suggested, Google the organization, then look for this particular petition.  The reader said links flipped over to Blogger from an E-mail will not work.  I tried putting it in a Word document first, no good.  Copy and Paste, no good.  So hope someones will care enough to find this organization.

As readers know, I tend to think multi-national corporations with loyalty to no country have a bigger influence on the government than voters.  That is why I like this organization.  They focus on money and "money talks, BS walks".  Shows you how old I am.  Wonder if Blogger will let more than BS pass, they won't let me write things like "disgusting" in the "labels".

To be honest, we weren't sure how our campaign about the New Era Windows cooperative would go over. We knew we loved what the workers were trying to accomplish and wanted their story to be heard by as many people as possible,
but we were overwhelmed by your response
. Our inbox has been deluged by members asking how they could help the
workers and sharing how much this campaign has resonated with them.
And our pressure is working!
 This week, Serious Energy and Mesirow Financial are allowing the New Era Windows
worker cooperative to tour the factory and inspect the machinery they want to purchase,
something Serious had previously only offered other companies and private equity
groups looking to sell the machinery off for scrap.
And later this week, Serious will sit down with the workers -- who will arrive armed
with your petition -- to see if they can come to an agreement on a fair price for
both parties.
In preparation for their meeting, the New Era workers are working overtime to raise
the money they need to compete with the other investors Serious has been courting
for months. Meanwhile, New Era only learned a week and a half ago that Serious wanted
hundreds of thousands more than it had been offered. If you would like to donate
directly to the workers,
click here to give to the workers' factory fund.
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