Trying to resolve the standoff between labor and management at Republic Windows and Doors by going after Bank of America as the root of the problem may be the last thing that Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich did before getting arrested; but, according to the latest BBC NEWS report, his move seems to have had the desired effect:
Bank of America has offered to extend loans to cover the severance and holiday pay of laid-off workers staging a sit-in at a factory in Illinois.
About 200 staff of Republic Doors and Windows have been occupying it since being laid-off with three days notice.
Their union said the protest would not end until details had been finalised.
Hopefully, this matter will now be settled to the union's satisfaction and we can shift our attention to the charges against Blagojevich and the motives (of both Blagojevich and the prosecutors) behind those charges.