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  • iMail , News August 5, 2010

    IAM Continues Organizing Efforts at Swedwood

    In an interview with international labor radio station RadioLabour, IAM Woodworker Department Director William Street reports on the progress of the IAM campaign to unionize workers at Swedwood USA, an IKEA subsidiary in Danville, VA. “Given the fact that the workplace is phenomenally hostile and intimidating, that they have a ruthless termination policy that they

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  • iMail , News July 22, 2010

    IAM Cites IKEA for Dubious Honor in Virginia

    A new report on furniture-maker IKEA, suggests that the firm’s Swedwood operations in Danville, Virginia may be the most dangerous plant in the wood furniture industry. According to the report: “Injury Analysis for Swedwood Corporation: Danville Virginia,” certain types of injuries are routinely several times above the national average for other companies in the same

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  • iMail , News May 6, 2010

    IAM Makes News in Stockholm

    During the past two weeks, the IAM’s organizing campaign at Swedwood USA, an IKEA subsidiary in Danville VA, has received extensive media coverage in IKEA’s home country of Sweden. The coverage included a feature story in a large monthly magazine and numerous stories in some of Sweden’s largest daily papers, as well as a 15-minute

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  • iMail , News December 17, 2009

    Virginia Woodworkers Get International Support

    Approximately 800 trade union delegates at the recently concluded Builders and Woodworkers International Congress in Lille, France, voted to accept an emergency resolution submitted by the Machinists union calling on furniture giant IKEA to honor the rights of workers at an IKEA subsidiary in Danville, VA, seeking to join the IAM.  The resolution, also supported by

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