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Republic Windows & Doors Sit-In Leader Ricky Maclin Dies

May 12th, 2015

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 […]