Statement from New Era Window Cooperative

Jul 04, 2012 | By: Mr_Blue | Tags: worker cooperatives, new era windows, chicago

Many of you were there when UE members at Serious Energy occupied their factory in February and won an agreement that the company would keep the plant open 90 days and look for a buyer of the business to save these good jobs.  It was a great victory for the workers and our movement.

Well, a buyer emerged-  New Era Windows, a worker-run cooperative founded by some of the former Serious and Republic Window workers.  But despite being willing to buy the factory, Serious Energy told New Era this week they were out of the running to buy the place because it would be easier to liquidate.  And they plan to do it by Friday July 6th!

So we have put a movement in motion again to save these jobs.  Please join us tomorrow to visit a principle investor and Serious Energy board member who works for Mesirow Financial- Thomas Gulahn.  And sign on to the petition- http://www.change.org/petitions/help-save-green-tech-jobs-in-chicago  in the half day its been up its gone viral with over 1,600 of signers!

What:  Rally and delegation at Mesirow Financial to save good Chicago jobs.
Where: 353 N Clark Street, Chicago
When: Thursday July 5th, 12pm Noon

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