June 7, 2016
By Tara Jessup
New York, NY – Hundreds of Macy’s workers in New York City, have been demonstrating outside the retailer’s flagship store in Herald Square. These members of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union are calling for a living wage, reliable schedules and affordable healthcare.
The Macy’s workers have authorized their union to call a strike if Macy’s doesn’t meet their demands for a fair contract by June 15. Macy’s is seeking unreasonable cuts.
"Macy’s is looking to take away pensions from senior employees, reduce commissions for commission workers, refuses to provide affordable healthcare coverage. The workers are angry, the workers are upset. The workers have taken a strike vote, and it was unanimous. People are prepared to strike if Macy’s refuses to give them the respect they’ve earned and deserve," said RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum.