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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:14 PM
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The new place to offshore jobs and pay poverty wages? Virginia
Where does Swedish furniture company Ikea build a plant when it wants to offshore work in order to pay poverty wages, bust unions, force mandatory overtime, and generally slave-drive their workers?

Where else Virginia.

In a report in the LA Times, Bill Street, a union organizer in Danville, Virginia, offers a choice quote:

Its ironic that Ikea looks on the U.S. and Danville the way that most people in the U.S. look at Mexico.

In other words, the Southern, right-to-work states, where paying single-digit hourly wage rates is the norm, is the new destination for European firms looking to offshore jobs.

http://www.dailytribune.com/articles/2011/04/14/news/po...
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:26 PM
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1. Not surprised. The goal appears to be to make America the lowest wage country
of the world, now, if they can just get rid of work hours/day limitations and child labor laws, we should be set just perfectly for the 21st century as the permanently indentured servants of the 21st century to the rest of the world. Go USA, Go USA, Go USA!!! We're #1.


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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:30 PM
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2. they're not done
don't get too excited. americans had it far too good for far too long and need to be taken down a peg

:sarcasm:
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:36 PM
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3. Yep, Go USA, we are #1 at the bottom! n/t
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