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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
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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.
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