The planned walkout, which is planned for Wednesday at 1:30 pm Eastern Time, comes after employees said they discovered Wayfair fulfilled an order for $200,000 worth of bedroom furniture order for a detention facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas that is designed to hold up to 3,000 migrant children.
A group of Wayfair employees are organizing a companywide walkout tomorrow to protest the company’s business with the government agency and its contractors housing children seeking asylum in the US, according to people familiar with the situation inside Wayfair.
A group of workers are organizing a walkout on Wednesday in protest of Wayfair’s sales to furnish a Texas detention facility that houses migrant children seeking asylum.
According to information tweeted by Wayfair employees, the company responded to the letter stating that it believes in the "importance of respecting diversity of thought" but "not all employees or customers agree" with the opinions and demands included in the employee letter.
The letter claims Wayfair previously sold furniture to outfit a Tornillo, Texas detention facility housing children seeking asylum in September 2018.
The planned walkout at Wayfair is the latest example of tech employees organizing to change their employer’s business practices.
"We believe that the current actions of the United States and their contractors at the Southern border do not represent an ethical business partnership Wayfair should choose to be a part of," the letter stated.
Wayfair Workers Plan A Walkout To Protest The Company's Sale Of Furniture To Migrant Detention Facilities https://t.co/yQrswDd2Nx— BuzzFeed Tech (@fwd) June 25, 2019