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Ikea’s Virginia Manufacturing Plant Workers Vote for Union

Workers at Ikea’s U.S. furniture factory voted to form a union, a victory for the labor movement seeking to rebound from record-low membership at private companies.

Employees at the plant in Danville, Virginia, voted 221-69 today to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, the National Labor Relations Board said. The factory, operated by a subsidiary called Swedwood, makes low-cost bookcases and coffee tables for sale in Ikea’s 37 blue and yellow U.S. big-box stores.