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Wayfair's Employee Walkout Is Another Example of Tech Workers Making Their Voices Heard

Since the Trump administration came into power, the situation at the border has gotten steadily worse. Over the last year alone, thousands of children have been separated from their families and seven children have died in federal immigration custody. Although the people detained within these facilities are largely deprived of basics like food and adequate shelter, there are some businesses profiting off the concentration camps. Last week, employees at Wayfair — the online furniture seller —discovered that the company sold $200,000 worth of bedroom furniture to the government contractor responsible for managing detention centers that hold migrant children at the border, BCFS, Slate reported . In addition, Wayfair sold furniture to another BCFS site that was closed for health concerns, as reported by the Washington Post . Over 500 employees signed a letter protesting the company as a result. The letter requested that Wayfair end all business with BCSF and any others involved in...

Vanessa Taylor

Jun 26, 2019