Work to Win, from France to Chicago

blog_revoltFrench workers have been finding innovative ways to protest their worsening situations this week — the AP reports on a spate of “bossnappings,” where factory workers locked employers in their offices until they agreed to meet and discuss ways of circumventing layoffs; another group of French workers announced they might resume their threat to blow up a failed auto parts manufacturing plant after a meeting with company officials ended unsatisfactorily; STOP SMILING will celebrate a victory of hometown worker action Thursday night at 7 pm at its Chicago storefront, as it hosts the launch of Revolt on Goose Island, a book that chronicles the events surrounding the worker takeover of the Republic Windows & Doors factory in Chicago last winter.