Workers at furniture and home goods company Wayfair are organizing a walkout this week in response to the company’s business partnership with immigrant detention centers. In a letter to Wayfair executives, workers express outrage over the company’s recent sale to BCFS, a government contracting company that manages detention camps across the country. BCFS paid Wayfair more than $200,000 for bedroom furniture that will furnish a child detention center in Carrizo Springs, TX--an order that afforded Wayfair $86,000 in profit. The letter, which is signed by 547 Wayfair employees, also demands that the company not only cease all business with BCFS and similar agencies, but that it also donate the sale’s profits to RAICES, an immigrant justice and legal aid organization based in Texas.
Although the CEO of Wayfair has since rejected these demands, workers plan to continue fighting back, and have called for a walkout tomorrow. Workers will be walking out of the Boston Wayfair office at 1:30 tomorrow and gathering in Copley Square. Let’s stand with the #wayfairwalkout to say no to the cruelty of immigrant detention. See you tomorrow!
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