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Wednesday, April 26
Republic Windows and Doors had their credit line closed by Bank of America, so they closed their doors on Friday and laid off their employees with no notice, severance or benefits. The workers joined forces and took over the factory. They plan to stay there until they get paid. UPDATE: Photos from the factory on Sunday. UPDATE II: Read more about this in Mechanics.