Posts Tagged ‘ Republic Windows and Doors ’

Republic Windows & Doors Sit-In Leader Ricky Maclin Dies

May 12th, 2015

Melvin “Ricky” Maclin (Screengrab via YouTube; scene from “Four Days in Chicago.”)

*+-Labor activist Melvin “Ricky” Maclin, who led a six-day sit-in at Chicago’s Republic Windows & Doors factory in December 2008 that grabbed international headlines, died on May 5, weeks after being diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. He was 61. “This is a huge loss for me and for our movement,” United Electrical Workers (UE) Local […]

Former Republic Windows and Doors CEO Pleads Guilty

Dec 5th, 2013

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*+-According to reports from the Chicago Tribune, former Republic Windows and Doors CEO Richard Gillman has pled guilty to one count of theft. The Chicago Tribune article says that as part of the plea, Gillman will receive four years in prison and a $100,000 fine. With good behavior, he could be released after two years. […]