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  • iMail , News June 21, 2012

    IAM Campaign at IKEA Draws Praise

    American Rights at Work (ARAW) honored IAM Woodworkers Department Chief of Staff Bill Street (right) for his hard work and dedication in organizing IKEA workers in Danville, VA, last summer. Street was presented with the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award, an award given each year to individuals who have helped champion workers’ rights and human

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  • iMail , News July 21, 2011

    Global Support Continues to Grow for IKEA/Swedwood Organizing Campaign

    Workers in Europe and as far away as Kuala Lumpar are showing their support for IKEA/Swedwood workers in Danville, VA, in their effort to join the Machinists Union. Click here to see a video of supporters in Germany passing out “I Vote for IKEA/Swedwood Union” cards in an IKEA store and click here to view

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  • iMail , News July 19, 2011

    International Support for Swedwood/IKEA Workers Grows

    The organizing drive at IKEA’s manufacturing subsidiary, Swedwood, in Danville, VA, is gaining more international support with a special request by the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI). BWI is calling for people around the world to submit pictures of themselves in front of IKEA stores with signs saying “I Vote for IKEA/Swedwood Union!” BWI

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  • iMail , News July 7, 2011

    IAM Campaign at Swedwood in the News

    Workers employed at Swedwood, an IKEA subsidiary in Danville, VA, are adding national and international media exposure as part of their campaign to win IAM representation at the facility. GS President Per-Olof Sjöö of the Swedish union of forestry, wood and graphical workers recently met with U.S. Swedwood workers in a show of support and

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  • iMail , News June 28, 2011

    IAM Files for Election at Swedwood IKEA Plant

    The IAM filed for a representation election for hourly workers at Swedwood, an IKEA supplier in Danville, VA. Workers at Swedwood have endured harsh working conditions and an anti-union campaign that violates IKEA’s own code of conduct. IKEA, based in Sweden, prides itself on maintaining practices in its own business and its suppliers that “shall

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