Quaker mills can be the best, worst, and most expensive place to buy furniture, according to a new survey of more than 1,000 people.
The Quaker millworkers union is pushing the government to reclassify the businesses as a public good, which would mean they would receive a greater share of taxes.
The new poll, commissioned by the National Association of Quaker Mills, found that 77% of Quakers say their jobs have a positive effect on the community, compared to 45% who say they are a negative one.
The poll also found that 71% of the members of the Quaker family want to work in Quaker factories, compared with 41% who think they are just like all other people.
This week, the Quakers are hosting a town hall meeting on the topic.
Quakers also want the government and the companies they work for to stop making it harder for Quakers to get a good job.
The government has not said how it will respond to Quaker calls for action.
“We are not looking for any change to the law,” Quaker president Bob Jones said in a statement.
“The laws we have enacted in the past have been a big success, but we want to make sure that we’re protecting our workers.”
Quaker officials say the industry needs a “fresh start” and a better future.
The union is calling on the government, Quaker companies, and the public to pressure the government for a “clean slate.”
They’re also pushing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to call for a boycott of Quaking products, including its products.