Korean railway workers who went on strike December 9 are facing fierce retaliation.
Dock workers worldwide recently rallied in solidarity with Teamsters Local 213 members at IKEA in Richmond, B.C., Canada, who have been locked out by the company for seven months. Tim Beaty, Director of Global Strategies for the Teamsters, talks with Union Edge host Charles Showalter about the lockout and global unity with IKEA workers.
The Teamsters and the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division of the Teamsters are standing in solidarity with striking Korean railway workers.
(WASHINGTON) –– Today, hundreds of dock workers at 10 ports around the globe held rallies to show their support for the 350 Teamsters who have been locked out from their jobs without pay for seven months at IKEA’s store in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.
The dock workers, members of 11 unions that belong to the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), carried banners that read “Dockers Solidarity with IKEA Workers/ITF.”
This article appeared originally in Swedish on the website for Sveriges Television, the Swedish national public television broadcaster. View the original Swedish article and watch the video in English and Swedish here.
(WASHINGTON) –– Since May 13, 2013, more than 300 Teamsters have been locked out from their jobs without pay at IKEA's store in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. A representative from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters joined a delegation in Sweden this week to ask IKEA to end the abuse of its workers and stop the lockout.
Radio host Leslie Marshall interviews Tim Beaty, Director of Global Strategies for the Teamsters, about the ‘IKEA Hurts Families’ campaign and the ongoing lockout of 350 Teamsters by IKEA in Canada.
(WASHINGTON) –– Today, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters launched the ‘IKEA Hurts Families’ campaign that highlights how far IKEA’s Richmond, British Columbia, Canada store has departed from the original values of the Swedish company. IKEA has locked out 350 workers at its Richmond store without pay for more than six months because the workers voted down a contract proposal with a discriminatory two-tiered wage system.