Washington DC – A group of 186 IKEA workers in Joliet and Minooka, Illinois voted union on June 19th. These employees of IKEA will be proud members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).
This organizing initiative is one of several campaigns to organize IKEA workers across the country. The IAM has partnered with Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI), in developing a comprehensive program aimed at organizing workers
IAM workers at IKEA recently wrote a support letter to Illinois IKEA workers saying the “strong IAM contracts we have negotiated are not just words on paper – it has given us respect and fair treatment on the job.” In the wood, pulp and paper industries, the IAM also represents workers at Weyerhaeuser, West Rock