On a Wednesday afternoon, Wayfair Workforces decided to walk out while protesting over the sale of furniture to migrant detention camps by their company. Wayfair is an online retailer for furnishing. The employees of the online retailer company began to walk from Boston to fulfill their demand to curb any kind of business with the detention centers at the southern border.
What does the Workforce want?
The Wayfair workforce, in their protests, demanded the Wayfair to donate every penny earned by this furniture sale to the non- profit organization called Raices. There have been reports that the probable profits made were $86,000.
Wayfair employees are planning to walk out on Wednesday to protest its sale of $200,000 worth of bedroom furniture to a government contractor that operates a network of shelters for migrant children https://t.co/Tc11iXmz5E
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 26, 2019
The protest began past 1 o’clock at the headquarters of the company in Boston. The protest was a result of a feeling of empathy towards the agony of migrant children who are held captured at the border. More than a hundred children were said to be moved to the station at Clint in Texas on Tuesday. It has been reported that the conditions are horrifying.
On Tuesday, more than 100 children were moved back to a station in Clint, Texas, where conditions have been described by independent monitors as “unconscionable”.
About 500 employees demanded that the Wayfair cease to do business with BCFS and establish a code of ethics that empowers employees “to act in accordance with our core values”.
CNN received a letter from the workers of Wayfair which blamed the US government for mistreatment and detention of a large number of children. They pleaded to end it.
Wayfair is not guilty
Wayfair did not accept any allegation and confirmed that it will continue to do the prohibited business. The argument given by the company says selling is not a crime. The Democratic congress woman, Alexandria O-Cortez called the walkout a symbol of solidarity
The children are said to be in the threat of major hygiene and health complications. Lawyers in their tours found, toddlers with no diapers and others who seemed to unhygienic to be healthy.
It is only after this, near about two hundred and fifty children were transferred in the custody of DHHS on Tuesday. This is not the first protest by the Wayfair workforce, we have also witnessed a protest against Donald Trump.
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