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Recently, according to Taylor Leake from Philadelphia, via Change.org Ikea's Swedish factory workers are paid $19 per hour and get five weeks of paid vacation every year. In America? Not so much.
Ikea's Swedwood plant in Danville, Virginia is the most dangerous plant in the wood furniture industry -- workers there have suffered more than 1,536 days of lost work due to accidents on the job in a 30-month period. According to the LA Times, Ikea's Danville workers are paid as little as $8 an hour and face racial discrimination from their managers. Workers often find out on Friday night that they'll be forced to work for the entire weekend -- and if they can't make it, they face disciplinary action. Read More and check out the petition. [Change]