Worker Complaints at US Factory Darken IKEA's Image

Worker Complaints at US Factory Darken IKEA's Image

Sarah Coffey
Apr 11, 2011

Following February's IKEA exposé in the Economist, the Los Angeles Times now reports: "Ikea is the target of racial discrimination complaints, a heated union-organizing battle and turnover from disgruntled employees. Workers complain of eliminated raises, a frenzied pace and mandatory overtime." Plus, the Furniture Fair kicks off in Milan and Pier One announces their new growth plan. Links and more news below.

DESIGN NEWS OF THE DAY

Ikea's U.S. factory churns out unhappy workers | The Los Angeles Times
And the Great Furniture Festival Begins | The New York Times
Pier One Imports Announces 3-Year Growth Plan | Editor at Large
David Chipperfield wins the 2011 Mies van der Rohe Award | Architizer
The Solar Industry Responds to Claims of Supply-Chain Dirtiness | Fast Company

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