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Western Iowa factory closes, rekindling Chicago controversy

RED OAK (KWWL) -- Iowa workers who thought they were benefiting from the closing of a Chicago plant now find themselves in the same boat.

A window factory in Red Oak declared bankruptcy Monday putting more than 100 people out of work.

"The group that came in and took the operation over back in December basically run us in the ground, the way we see it," said plant manager Dwayne Andrews.

The same company shut down its unionized Chicago plant just before last Christmas to move to Iowa, a non-union state. The chicago union staged a highly publicized sit-in to get the 60-days pay legally owed them and is now suing the company's owner.

Whether the non-union iowa workers will get their money is up in the air.

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