To: Rob Olsen, Ikea Acting U.S. President

Let's Build a Better Ikea Together!

Let's Build a Better Ikea Together!

As Ikea co-workers, customers and stakeholders we think that investing in co-workers will lead to higher sales growth. That’s why we’re asking Ikea to offer full-time jobs to every co-worker who wants one and raise pay for everyone, not just new hires.

Why is this important?

We work at the IKEA store in Seattle, Washington. Together we have close to 10 years of experience. We enjoy our jobs at IKEA, and take a lot of pride in delighting our customers. However, like many part-time workers in retail, we struggle to pay our bills. Sometimes we work almost full-time, but many times we have to make ends meet on less than 25 hours per week.

After co-workers spoke out about the need for higher pay, IKEA responded by raising starting pay to match the living wage for our community. Beginning January 1, the national starting pay will average $10.76/hour. We think raising starting pay is a step in the right direction, but co-workers with years of experience may receive no raise at all.

We think that investing in co-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 co-worker who wants one and raise pay for all co-workers, not just new hires.

We’re calling on our coworkers and customers in the United States and around the world to join us in supporting this petition. We know that when we speak up Ikea listens. Together we’ll convince the company to do what’s right. Thank you for standing with us!

Kwesi, Martina, Ruthe
Ikea Seattle


Reasons for signing

  • Living wages for all workers should be a way of life, not something that has to be fought for time and time again.
  • Workers at Ikea need to have the opportunity to earn a living wage. I am willing to do my part by paying more for my products so they can earn a decent wage.
  • IKEA workers do a great job and deserve a fair share of what they produce! Raising wages will also help our economy and build stronger communities.

Updates

2014-08-26 15:49:54 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2014-08-19 06:25:14 -0400

500 signatures reached

2014-08-09 10:53:45 -0400

100 signatures reached

2014-08-07 15:41:28 -0400

50 signatures reached

2014-08-06 12:52:58 -0400

25 signatures reached

2014-08-06 11:13:02 -0400

10 signatures reached