In December 2008 Republic Windows & Doors, a US producer of vinyl replacement windows, laid off 250 staff without any severance pay. As a result the workers staged a sit-in strike. The strike became a major embarrassment for the company and its creditor, Bank of America (BoA), especially as BoA had earlier received a federal bailout of billions of dollars. Media coverage of the factory strike swayed public opinion against Republic Windows and BoA - some of the protesters carried signs stating, "...

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9.3.6 Restructure & rightsize workforce
9.8.1 Manage labour-management relationships.

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