[Excerpt] The UE International had previously emphasized to the local the need to launch a campaign to avert any type of plant closing. Local research did not paint a pretty picture of Stewart-Warner's future in Chicago. Many of the early warning earmarks of a possible plant closure were evident. While the outside walls of the main plant were repainted quite frequently, inside examination told another story. No amount of paint could replace the out-of-date equipment, freight elevators that didn't operate, and employees using their own ingenious and primitive methods to produce for the company.
"A UE Campaign Against Disinvestment,"
Labor Research Review: Vol. 1
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/lrr/vol1/iss10/2