UNION VICTORY AT VIRGINIA IKEA PLANT: RESISTANCE GROWS AGAINST RACE-TO-BOTTOM WAGES


Here’s my Alternet piece about what happens when companies with decent labor relations in Europe cross the pond (Spoiler Alert: they don’t tend to play nice):

Management organized anti-union meetings, and rumors started about the plant closing down if workers chose a union. The IAM filed National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) charges against Ikea, charging illegal anti-union tactics, including firings of union supporters. Ikea announced that it had sent auditors to investigate conditions at the Danville plant and found it in compliance with Ikea’s code of conduct.

Check it out. And then watch this video.

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