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(New York Daily News)   Ikea: Yeah, sorry about using slave labor to make our furniture. Our bad   (nydailynews.com) divider line 3
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2012-11-16 03:26:48 PM
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That would explain why there is usualy several pieces missing. The prisoners where using them to build an escape tunnel.

I wonder how far they tunneled with my Goddamn Fastener B and two #7 shelf tabs.
2012-11-16 02:36:00 PM
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Linoleum_Blownapart: Just because they make $8/hour* and get less than a week of vacation per year doesn't make them slaves!


Actually, I think its the "not being allowed to quit" that defines slavery. There are plenty of people who volunteer for charities and are paid $0/hour (and, of course, receive no paid vacation from the job), but would certainly not be classified as slaves -- simply because they have the option to quit, should they so-choose.
2012-11-16 11:39:19 AM
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Just because they make $8/hour* and get less than a week of vacation per year doesn't make them slaves!

* Or less if they're temp workers
 
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