Service & Solidarity Spotlight: Puerto Rico IKEA Workers Vote to Join IAM

Puerto Rico IKEA Workers

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our Service & Solidarity Spotlight series, we'll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

A group of 51 IKEA warehouse workers in Carolina, Puerto Rico, voted overwhelmingly to join the Machinists (IAM). The IAM also represents IKEA distribution center workers in Illinois, Georgia, Maryland and New Jersey.

“We could not be more thrilled to welcome Puerto Rico IKEA workers into our IAM family,” said IAM Southern Territory General Vice President Craig Martin. “We look forward to giving them the respect on the job they deserve. Our special thanks go out to Southern Territory Special Representative John Vigueras and Associate Organizer Jean Carlos Hernández Ocasio for their tremendous work on this campaign.”