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Ikea's U.S. factory churns out unhappy workers
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ikea-union-20110410,0,4172495,full.story
Exerpt:
Swedwood's Steen...acknowledged the pay gap between factories in Europe and the U.S. "That is related to the standard of living and general conditions in the different countries," Steen said.

Bill Street, who has tried to organize the Danville workers for the machinists union, said Ikea was taking advantage of the weaker protections afforded to U.S. workers.

"It's ironic that Ikea looks on the U.S. and Danville the way that most people in the U.S. look at Mexico," Street said."
I'm not sure "ironic" is the right word for this.

ETA: Obsidian Wings has a good post about this.
http://obsidianwings.blogs.com/obsidian_wings/2011/04/full-circle.html

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labeopen
Apr. 13th, 2011 02:16 am (UTC)
Great writing! I want you to follow up to this topic!?!

prairierabbit
Apr. 15th, 2011 04:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Stef. I'm posting this on FB, since I know several people on my friends list there who patronize IKEA heavily and probably/hopefully wouldn't if they were aware of these issues.
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Apr. 19th, 2011 03:31 am (UTC)
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