Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York, Retail

Workers At McNally Jackson Bookstores Join RWDSU

December 31, 2019

By Stephanie West

NEW YORK, NY  The workers at McNally Jackson Bookstores have voted to join the RWDSU. 

“We’re proud to welcome the workers of McNally Jackson into our union. Tonight, they showed that the best way for working people to protect themselves and their families is to join together in a union,” said Stuart Appelbaum, President, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU).

The vote to unionize by workers at McNally Jackson was conducted on December 12, 2019. RWDSU will represent all workers at their five New York City locations. These include three bookstores and two Goods For The Study stationary locations. All are presently in contract negotiations. The workers in the bargaining unit handle sales, events, stocking and information services. 

“I’m proud to say I’m now part of the RWDSU. Workers across all five stores face issues of harassment at work, favoritism, and lack of dignity and respect. By coming together, we are stronger, and I am confident we can shape our workplace into a place we all want to come to work each day. It’s about time McNally Jackson workers had a real seat at the table with the company and we’re ready to get to work on our first contract,” said Kathryn Harper, McNally Jackson Williamsburg Bookstore worker.

December 31, 2019

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