By Julhas Alam
DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Fire raced up the floors of a Bangladeshi garment factory with no emergency exits, killing at least 112 people, some of whom jumped from the eight-story building where they made clothes for major global retailers.
Investigators suspect that a short circuit caused the fire... Read More »
The country no longer exists; and the employer's crime happened decades ago. But in the court of public opinion there is no statute of limitations when it comes to the illegality and immorality of using forced prison labor. It's a lesson that Swedish furniture manufacturer Ikea is learning the hard way. Read More »
The friendly giant of affordable, hard-to-pronounce furniture is currently under investigation in France for spying on workers and prying into the personal backgrounds of dissatisfied American customers. Two French unions filed complaints, charging that Ikea hired a private detective to snoop into secret... Read More »
By Steve Szkotak
RICHMOND, Va. -- The union attempting to represent workers at IKEA's only U.S. plant is challenging the Swedish furniture giant's vaunted corporate ethos, accusing the retailer of paying its American workers low wages and tolerating unsafe working conditions. Read More »
Now that Americans are feeling safer about their jobs, many have returned to furnishing and decorating their homes. That could be one of the reasons why Scandinavian furniture store IKEA is expanding and taking on more employees. Read More »