Joliet, Illinois IKEA Distribution Facility Workers ‘Go Union’ - Wanted “Fairness And A Voice On The Job,” Vote To Join The International Association Of Machinists
(JOLIET, ILLINOIS) - Workers at IKEA's Joliet and Minooka Distribution Centers have voted to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Union.
The Union Election involved 186 workers, the IAMAW said in a news release.
IAMAW Organizer Dennis Mendenhall said in the release that joining the Union gives the Workers "the opportunity to negotiate on wages, benefits and work rules.”
“But this campaign was mostly about fairness and a voice on the job, as well as ensuring that the profits they create also benefit their families and communities," he said.
The IAMAW already represents IKEA Workers employed at facilities in: Danville, Virginia; Perryville, Maryland; Westhampton, New Jersey; and Savannah, Georgia.
IKEA opened its 1.25-million-square-foot Joliet facility in October.
At the time, IKEA Officials described the Joliet location as IKEA's most advanced distribution facility.
The company since has been in the process of moving distribution operations from Minooka to Joliet.
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