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Published: Thursday, 7/28/2011

IKEA factory workers in Virginia unionizing

BLADE STAFF AND NEWS SERVICES

DANVILLE, Va. — Workers in southern Virginia at IKEA’s only U.S. factory voted Wednesday to belong to a union like thousands of Europeans who work for the Swedish furniture giant.

Swedwood Danville employees voted 221-69 to have the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers represent them in collective bargaining, union and plant officials said. The plant has 312 workers.



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