Wayfair Sold Furniture To Migrant Detention Centers. Now Employees Are Staging A Walkout – By Paul Bois (Dailywire) / June 25 2019
“Anger about the atrocities being committed at our Southern border.”
The e-commerce housewares company Wayfair has now been targeted by the Left for selling furniture to U.S. migrant detention centers at the southern border. According to the Boston Globe, employees outraged by the business practice will be staging a walkout and have garnered massive support on social media from the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who made headlines recently by equating migrant detention centers with Nazi concentration camps.
“Employees of the Boston-based online housewares giant Wayfair announced Tuesday that they would stage a walkout at the company’s Back Bay offices Wednesday to protest the company’s decision to sell furniture to operators of facilities for migrant children detained at the southern US border,” reports the outlet.
An anonymous Wayfair employee told the Boston Globe that people were “disheartened” to learn last week that BCFS, the government contractor managing the detention centers, placed a $200,000 order for bedroom furniture. In a matter of hours, employees drafted a letter demanding that the company stop the sale.
“We were disheartened and concerned about Wayfair’s business,” said the employee.
In a matter of hours, employees drafted a letter demanding that the company stop the sale, expressing their “concern and anger about the atrocities being committed at the Southern border.” More than 547 employees signed it.
“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,” the letter said.
“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,” it continued. “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 letter went on to not only demand that Wayfair cease all business with BCFS but also for leadership to construct a code of ethics for future sales allowing for “Wayfair employees to act in accordance with our values.”