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Fire Kills 112 Workers Making Clothes For U.S. Brands

Fire Kills 112 Workers Making Clothes For U.S. Brands

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 »

Ikea 'Deeply Regrets' Using Forced Prison Labor In East Germany

Ikea 'Deeply Regrets' Using Forced Prison Labor In East Germany

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 »

Ikea Accused Of Spying On Employees And Customers

Ikea Accused Of Spying On Employees And Customers

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 »

IKEA Accused of Low Wages and Unsafe Working Conditions

IKEA Accused of Low Wages and Unsafe Working Conditions

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 Hiring: IKEA

Now Hiring: IKEA

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 »

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