A union shop for Teamster members

The Richmond IKEA store is a union shop. The 330 “co-workers” in receiving, cash, sales,
housekeeping, operations, safety and security, carts, returns, service and the restaurant are
members of Teamsters Local 213. You’re supporting your union brothers and sisters when
you shop at the Richmond store. The only other unionized IKEAs are in Montreal and Europe.

The relationship with the Teamsters began in May 1982, when the company was certified with
Teamsters Local 351. Local 351 merged with Local 213 in the mid-1980s.


Photos by Michael Brophy