Things aren’t always what they appear to be, something that is becoming increasingly clear from the Teamsters strike at the Richmond IKEA store. It appears to be a David vs. Goliath battle, in which unionized workers faithfully toe the union line in a prolonged battle against global corporate giant IKEA. But as the facts surface, it is clear the only thing currently standing between IKEA workers and returning to their jobs is an unprecedented power play by the union leaders at Teamsters Local 213.
Rather than focusing on putting employees back to work, union leaders have decreed there will be no deal unless those employees who crossed the picket line to support their families (as they are legally entitled to do under B.C. law) are terminated from the store. For full article