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GRITtv: Hartmarx Workers Push Back Against Wells Fargo

500 workers from the company that made Obama's inaugural suit will lose their jobs if Wells Fargo has its way.

Workers at the suit makers, Hart, Schaffner & Marx make fine suits including the suit that Barack Obama wore to his  inauguration. But now they're facing layoffs. If Wells Fargo bank goes through with its plans to liquidate the business some 500 workers will be out of a job. And the workers are threatening to sit down and not leave until Wells Fargo -- a bank that received $25 billion in taxpayer dollars -- agrees to change course.

We speak with Ruby Sims, a 31-year employee of Hart Schaffner & Marx and President of Local 39C of the union, Workers United and Joe Costigan, Treasurer, of Workers United-Chicago region.

Laura Flanders is the host of GRITtv and the author of Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians.
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