Labor Labor Shorts Solidarity

Wayfair Workers Walk Out!

By Sachio Ko-yin

On June 26, hundreds of workers and those in support protested outside the Wayfair Boston outlet. The workers quickly organized a walk-out in response to an order the online furniture store received from a government contractor for $200,000 of materials. This government contractor, it was discovered,  manages Detention Facilities at the US Southern Border. The Facilities have been condemned  by global human rights organizations for illegally detaining and separating children from their families and for holding children in inhumane conditions. The Trump administration has used these facilities to get support from a rising tide of anti immigrant racism in the US. The Wayfair worker’s walk-out and protest was bolstered by the twitter account @SleepingGiants and the worker’s account @wayfairwalkout.

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