IKEA made headlines this summer when the company pledged to raise minimum wages at each store to match local living wage levels. The furniture giant was widely praised as a leader in the retail industry.
There’s just one problem: while new hires will see higher wages, current IKEA employees like me aren’t getting a raise, even though we’ve invested years in building this company.
IKEA workers across the country came together to start a petition because we believe that we all deserve a raise. If IKEA wants to be recognized as a responsible employer, it needs to raise standards for all workers. And we need your help to hold the company accountable.
Will you call on IKEA to ensure that longtime employees get a living wage too?
IKEA’s getting credit for being a responsible, high wage employer, but I still can’t pay my bills and save money for my future. I’m tired of working two part-time jobs and barely getting by. Sign the petition if you think a living wage job includes access to full-time hours.
We think that investing in workers will lead to happier employees, better retention, and higher sales growth. That’s why we’re asking IKEA to offer full-time jobs to every worker who wants one, and to raise pay for all workers, not just new hires.
We’re calling on our coworkers, our customers, and workers throughout the retail industry to join us in supporting this petition.
We know that when workers speak together, companies listen. Together, we’ll convince IKEA to do what’s right.
Thank you for standing with us.
Dan Stillwell, IKEA Pittsburgh