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IKEA stacks deck against union backers

IKEA agreed to a union election date, but only after adding "team captains" to the pool in a move the Machinists union says is aimed at influencing the vote.

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Bus drivers fed up, locked out, then fired

On June 13, the bus drivers of AFSCME Local 3001, who drive the Arlington County, Va., buses, made the declaration that they have had enough.

IKEA says it's ready to talk

After receiving 20,000 complaints from people angry about how it treats its workers here, IKEA has agreed to meet with the union trying to organize them.