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  •  alas, I'm not so sure (2+ / 0-)
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    Erik the Red, solesse413

    If IKEA gives its workers in the US the same things they get in Sweden, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. I'd feel a lot better if both the American IKEA workers and the Swedish IKEA workers were in the same union, under the same contract.

    But of course the reason they moved the plant here in the first place was to get AWAY from everything that Swedish workers get.

    Several European corporations are moving plants here.  They are a unionized high-wage regulated environment, and we are a non-union low-wage nonregulated environment.

    They will kill their unions the same way we killed ours--by moving jobs to nonunion areas and whipsawing their unions to death.

    They're not moving here to give us good union jobs out of the goodness of their heart.

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