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Wayfair employees have planned a walkout after learning the online furnishing company is going to fulfill an order to furnish a migrant camp and Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is voicing her support.
The retailer is going ahead with a $200,000 bed and furniture sale to a detention facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas.
Wayfair - Employees - Letter - June - Executives
Almost 550 Wayfair employees signed a letter on June 21 to executives stating Wayfair should not fulfill the order, The Washington Post reported. The company announced Monday it would be fulfilling the order.
Ocasio-Cortez tweeted her support Tuesday for the walkout, saying “this is what solidarity looks like.” Ocasio-Cortez has called migrant camps concentration camps.
Wayfair - Workers - Beds - Children
Wayfair workers couldn’t stomach they were making beds to cage children.
They asked the company to stop. CEO said no.
Tomorrow, they‘re walking out.
“At Wayfair, we believe that ‘everyone should live in a home that they love,'” the employees wrote in the letter to executives. “Let’s stay true to that message by taking a stand against the reprehensible practice of separating families, which denies them any home at all.”
Everyone - Home - Wayfair - Slogan - NBC
“Everyone should live in a home that they love” is the Wayfair slogan, NBC News reported.
Employees planned the walkout for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday near the headquarters in Boston. The employees will meet at Copley Square to protest, Bloomberg reported. BCFS,...
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