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Port Workers In IKEA Supply Chain Hold Solidarity Actions Over Lockout

(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.”

Teamsters Kick Off ‘IKEA Hurts Families’ Campaign

(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.


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