Letter: IKEA is the Swedish Walmart

Did the three Burbank women who filed a lawsuit against Walmart ever file a lawsuit against IKEA, whose employees are also non-union? Or because IKEA’s very large store would also bring increased traffic? IKEA’s factory employees in Sweden “enjoy a minimum wage of about $19 an hour,” according to a 2011 article in the Los Angeles Times. Now that IKEA is planning a huge expansion in Burbank, why aren’t these three protesters protesting against that?

Certainly the money that is going toward paying the three women’s attorney fees could be put to better use, especially since Walmart will, sooner or later, be doing business in Burbank.

Elaine Massa
Burbank

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