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AOC Applauds Wayfair Employee Strike Over Sale Of Beds To Migrant Detention Center

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Over 500 Wayfair employees have signed a letter to the executive leadership of the Boston-based online housewares giant protesting the company’s sale of bedroom furniture to a migrant detention center in Texas, and are planning to stage a Wednesday walkout according to the Boston Globe

“We were disheartened and concerned about Wayfair’s business” with government contractor BCFS, an employee told the Globe. 

Within hours, a group of 50 employees began drafting a letter to the company’s executive leadership, with included cofounders Niraj Shah, Steve Conine, and the entire board, outlining their concerns. More than 547 employees signed the letter before it was handed off to the leadership team. –Boston Globe

“Over the last two days it has come to our attention that Wayfair has again engaged in B2B  sales with BCFS, a non-profit government contractor managing camps for migrants at our Southern border,” reads the letter in part, which was submitted to management on Friday.

This particular order, for over $200,000 worth of bedroom furniture, is destined for Carrizo Springs, Texas, to a facility that will be outfitted to detain up to 3,000 migrant children seeking legal asylum in the United States. The practice of detaining children and adults at our Southern border has been condemned since its inception but since the acceleration of the practice in 2018, and the increase in death and injury that has come with that acceleration, we have seen more vocal condemnation of the practice. We, the undersigned, are writing to you from a place of concern and anger about the atrocities being committed at our Southern border.” 

The 2020 Trump campaign Deputy Director of Communications, Matt Wolking, noted the irony:

Wayfair management replied to the letter, essentially telling the employees to keep their opinions to pound sand.

“As business leaders, we also believe in the importance of respecting diversity of thought within our organization and across our customer base. No matter how strongly any one of us feels about an issue, it is important to keep in mind that not all employees or customers agree. Your fellow employees hold a wide range of opinions and perspectives and Wayfair, as a mass-market brand, is oriented to serve a broad and diverse customer base,” reads the reply.

Ahead of the planned walkout, Twitter account @wayfairwalkout was created, and now has nearly 10,000 followers as of this writing.

Supporting the walkout is Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who tweeted on Tuesday “This is what solidarity looks like – a reminder that everyday people have real power, as long as we’re brave enough to use it.”

Billionaire Wayfair CEO Niraj Shah grew up in Pittsfield Massachusetts. The son of Indian immigrants, Shah co-founded Wayfair in 2002 with Cornell classmate and current Wayfair CTO, Steve Conine. Shah has made political donations to a few Democrats, while contributing over $40,000 to the Republican National Committee.

via zerohedge

24 COMMENTS

  1. This is idiotic…..first complaints that people sleeping the the ground, and now refuse to sell beds for them……what is the matter with you people? Wayfair just lost all my business.

  2. I am glad to see Wayfair’s Leadership Teams response to the letter and telling them No. I have bought from Wayfair before. Wayfair will now get more of my business.

  3. These employees are as dumb as AOC. Bitch about poor conditions for children and then bitch when their company sells beds for them to sleep on. Get a life you dumb asses. Did you make up this protest on company time and company equipment? Then the company should fire your sorry asses!!!!

  4. “Supporting the walkout is Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who tweeted on Tuesday “This is what solidarity looks like – a reminder that everyday people have real power, as long as we’re brave enough to use it.”

    AOC, as usual, uses a wide brush to paint important details that become obscured in the process. True, there is power by the people to get things done, but the same power can get caught up doing wrong from the dark side: my personal experience of such an event happened when I asked a German citizen after WW II about Crystal Nacht and the ordinary citizen’s partaking of the horror of that night, her response was proof of mob psychology. “I was standing at a bus stop located by a Jewish shop when suddenly some “Nazi followers began shouting obscenities against Jews as they smashed the panes of glass, and I, too, joined the fray as I was being infected by the anger.” Power for doing good is one matter but power for doing evil is quite another.

  5. If it was my company, I would tell them: If you walk out in protest, just keep on walking to your next job, wherever that might be!

  6. Wouldn’t it be better for them to have beds rather than sleeping on the floors? What is wrong with you ignorant people? Have some compassion for the children, give them beds to sleep on! AOC is so stinking ignorant she sticks her foot in her mouth every time she speaks!

    • They are not “Giving” the furniture to immigrants. They are selling the furniture to Govt. contractors who were given the job of housing these illegals. These idiotic employees evidently do not realize that in order for them to receive paychecks, the company must sell the goods that they produce. The company should suspend all of the employees who “Wildcat”, one week, and force them to miss a week’s pay for their idiotic actions. I am sure that the employees who do not strike will welcome the overtime pay that they will receive for filling in for their recalcitrant co-workers.

  7. Here again, Continuing Are Millions then Collectively Billions of Our Dollars, Wasted on the DEMS BS & Their Cohorts, ILLEGALS, Criminals & Their Ilk. Kids depending on their age, if Teens, they know better & most Are Just Emulating Their Parents & Friends who Are Already here or are also in Detention centers because They’ve All been Coached, Aided & Sent For, by & For the DEMOCRAT Party..PERIOD..At OUR Expense..We Need FIRST to Take Care of OUR OWN! Those Homeless, those Truly Homeless, Hungry, Sick & Stuck in Extreme Poverty. That’s when I Might.. Begin to THINK about caring about these MILLIONS & MILLIONS of Un-American, Government WELFARE/AID, {what ever it’s CALLED or NAMED, it’s the SAME}…Seeking Leeches. These Are the DEMS, Our Replacements, those the Dems CAN Control, the Millions upon Millions of Resource Draining LEECHES & Theirs. All those the Dems Fill In THEIR Ballots For, since They of course Cannot Speak, Read, Write or Comprehend Our English Language, nor do they Care about Learning it..Why? Because, there’s NO NEED…Interpreters & Their Language speaking Aids are Employed to Assist in Every Single Way Possible. From Schools, Health Care, Any possible County, State or Federal Office They Access for More Or Sustained AID. They Are Aided by those of Dual speaking “Employees”. IF We went into ANY Other Country, We Should be Able to Speak Their Language OUT of RESPECT for the Host Country. The Dems Sign Them Up to Receive Their Free A to Z…I mean, Everything is Paid for, by US & Our Government, While the DEMS PROFIT by Gradually Conquering One Slippery Slope at a time. One SEAT at a time, For Complete Control over All of US. The Spending, Expenses of Billions of Dollars SHOULD be going to Aid Our OWN…First. NOT For those from 50+ Other Countries & Territories..But, These Are the DEMS, Pro-Illegal & Criminal, DEPENDENT instead of PRO-AMERICA & AMERICAN First & ALWAYS..

  8. You have to forgive AOC, she doesn’t have two living brain cells to rub together. She can not understand that the influx of illegal aliens takes time to process. Common sense dictates, that when you find a problem you fix it. This detainment she describes, is actually from presidents in the past. Only a fool would encourage open borders. She is very nieve If you told her you could never lie, that it was not in you to lie. That you just got out of prison for a 3rd time conviction of perjury and you learn your lesson. She would believe you.

  9. To be honest, any person who subverts border control to the point of alerting illegals to where ice will be to apprehend known repeat illegals, is an act of treason. Members of the Democrat party in high seats have been caught doing that recently. Ignorant people are some how under the illusion only decent Mexican decent are coming over the border. They are clueless to the terrorists who try all points they can, to illegally gain entrance. Stupid is real and dangerous.

  10. WAYFAIR! I WILL NOT PLACE AN ORDER WITH WAYFAIR UNTIL THEY START TO RELEASE THESE PATHETIC EMPLOYEES FOR THEIR ACTIONS THEY HAVE TAKEN AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT AND NOT SELLING BEDS FOR THE ILLEGALS IN OUR SOUTHERN BORDER. DUMB LIBTURDS THAT HAVE ‘NO IDEA’ WHAT IS GOING ON. THESE 500 LIB -SNOWFLAKES ARE PROBABLY IN THEIR FIRST TIME WORKING. THEY HAVE BEEN BRAINWASHED BY COMMUNIST PROFESSORS
    WAYFAIR, GET RID OF THE LEADERS IMMEDIATELY, THE OTHERS WILL FALL IN LINE SEEING THAT THEY WERE MISLED. ABOVE ALL THEY STILL HAVE TO WORK TO PAY MOMMY AND DADDY FOR THE RENT OF THE BASEMENT WHERE THEY RESIDE.

  11. The illegal aliens crossing into the U.S. are so many that it is overwhelming the staff because they cannot keep up with the tsunami of examining them for heath reasons, Let`s face it 100,000 people a month crossing the border that are undocumented are impossible to be accommodated . You would require several thousand people to do the administration and housing so I am not surprised that there would be some squalor. As for the Wayfair employees who signed the position to deny their employer revenue and themselves jobs it just shows how dumb so many people are today. They would prefer the recipients of the beds to sleep on the floor instead of a mattress. Dumb, dumb and dummer.

  12. It shows Wayfair owners ideals toward socialism/communism that’s behind AOC and her party of supporters. Complaining of the conditions of the children on a facility which is not prepared to handle that sudden wave of people at one time to beguin with. It goes to show the double standards and the hypocrisy that this communist play.
    AMERICA WAKE UP AND DON’T ALLOW THIS TRAITORS TO GET A HOLD OF THE COUNTRY, THEY WILL DESTROY IT JUST LIKE VENEZUELA.
    I would like to ask all believers on the ALMIGHTY GOD TO PRAY FOR THE SAFETY OF THE PRESIDENT AND HIS FAMILY as he embarks on this crusade to make America great again!!

  13. This AOC bitch has shit for brains and so do all of those Wayfair employees. What a bunch of dumb ass motherfuckers. People who voted for AOC really have shit for brains. This cunt is dumber than dog shit.

  14. Just like AOC, the people who walked out, did not think after the first thought came into their head. First, walk out on the company selling beds to detention centers if they don’t stop selling to contractors! Then they get that blank stare to prove “nobody is home”! YOU DUMMIES!, YOU just PUT THESE CHILDREN ON THE FLOOR! YOUR STUPIDITY IS BEYOND REASON! NOW THE CHILDREN REALLY ARE GOING TO SLEEP ON THE FLOOR! THANKS TO AOC, PROGRESSIVES, THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS TO YOU BRAINLESS NUTS, IS THAT YOU GET YOUR BIG SHOW OF REBELLION ON THE NEWS. ARE YOU HAPPY NOW??? FIRE THEM WAYFAIR, AND THANK YOU, AND CONTINUE MAKING SURE THESE POOR CHILDREN GET A BED. PROGRSSIVES, AOC, AND DEMO LIBERALS HAVE NO BRAINS TO SEE DOWN THE ROAD PAST THEIR FIRST DUMB IDEA! HELLO, ANYONE IN THERE???? HELLO?????? HELLO?????

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