Wayfair to donate $100,000 to Red Cross after employee protest over furnishing border facilities

TheHill | 6/26/2019 | Rebecca Klar
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Wayfair is reportedly donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross following employee backlash over the company's $200,000 deal to furnish detention facilities at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Employees at the furniture retailer’s Boston headquarters participated in a walkout on Wednesday, after asking executives to cease business with a non-profit government contractor and donate proceeds from a recent bedroom furniture sale to a refugee advocacy group.

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Wayfair employees, using the Twitter handle @WayfairWalkout, said Tuesday executives did not agree to the request, which was signed by more than 547 employees. The request asked for proceeds from the $200,000 be donated to the advocacy group Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES).

Amid the employee walkout, Wayfair...
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