Scott McDonald reports:
Employees of Wayfair announced they plan to walkout of work Wednesday afternoon to protest the company’s manufacturing of furniture sold to facilities that house migrant children along the southern border.
The Boston Globe reported that it spoke with an employee who told the paper Wayfair employees learned last week that a government contractor that manages migrant camps, BCFS, placed a $200,000 order for bedroom furniture.
Within hours, about 50 employees at the Boston-based online housewares retailer began drafting a letter to Wayfair’s executives that outlined their consternation. They then got nearly 550 signatures before presenting it to Wayfair co-founders Niraj Shah and Steve Conine, as well as all members of its board.