Wayfair Employees Walkout Because The Company Is Supplying Beds To The Immigration Detainment Centers
Wayfair, a Boston-based furniture company, experienced a massive employee walkout on Wednesday. The company’s employees protested the $200,000 sale of mattresses and other furniture that will be used by immigrants at a border detention facility.
Apparently, 547 Wayfair employees don’t want the children in immigration detention centers to have beds. Hundreds of employees were so angered at the thought of children sleeping on dirty concrete floors that they demanded that Wayfair does not conduct business with the detainment centers and they absolutely do not want Wayfair to provide mattresses for the children who are sleeping on the hard cold floors!
The #WayfairWalkout has begun. Employees of the company are protesting the sale of $200,000 worth of bedroom furniture to the government for a border detention facility. WATCH LIVE; https://t.co/xbjN5rdXzH pic.twitter.com/I9TQRAr46O— WCVB-TV Boston (@WCVB) June 26, 2019
Wayfair will supply BCFS, a non-profit managing border camps for migrants, with beds and other furniture that will detain up to 3,000 migrant children in Carrizo Springs facility. A spokesperson for BCFS, Krista Piferrer, said, “We believe the youth should sleep in beds with mattresses.”
Over five hundred employees walked out in protest on Wednesday at Copley Square. Of course, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez publicly gave their support to the protestors. Just last week, AOC announced on Twitter, “The United States is running concentration camps on our Southern border…”
Wayfair workers couldn’t stomach they were making beds to cage children.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 25, 2019
They asked the company to stop. CEO said no.
Tomorrow, they‘re walking out.
This is what solidarity looks like - a reminder that everyday people have real power, as long as we’re brave enough to use it. https://t.co/667abeLDTG
We must actively #resist any & all efforts by this cruel, incompetent administration to cage children and separate families. I proudly stand in solidarity w/ the hardworking individuals at #Wayfair who are walking out in the name of #justice & humanity. https://t.co/UFvCZNGeTJ— Rep Ayanna Pressley (@RepPressley) June 25, 2019
A letter signed by 547 employees was sent to Wayfair’s senior management attacking them for enabling abuse and dire living conditions at the detainment centers. They demanded that the company cease all business with border camp contractors.
So let’s get this straight. These Wayfair employees think they are helping the migrant children and adults by not providing them with comfortable beds. You have a bed, I have a bed, our dogs have beds, prisoners on death row have beds, but these people should not have beds? Tell us what you think because we’re scratching our heads wondering what happened to logic.
Maybe Wayfair should consider firing them all and hiring our veterans.