RWDSU Local 1-S officers took the oath of office today at the RWDSU National Office headquarters in New York City. RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum swore in Angella Harding as President and Ron Chencinski as Secretary-Treasurer. Also sworn in were Vice Presidents Mike Jones, Curtis West, Sherry Hamilton-Elder, as well as Felix Ocasio as Recorder.
LOCAL 1-S and MACYS HAVE A NEW 4 YEAR AGREEMENT!!! RATIFICATION MEETING ARE AS FOLLOWS: Queens - Monday, June 20th at Italian Charities Parkchester - Tuesday, June 21st at St. Paul’s Church White Plains - Wednesday, June 22nd at Grace Episcopal Church Herald Square – Thursday, June 23rd at St. John the Baptist (Parish Hall) All meetings are at 6:30 PM Sincerely, Your Local 1-S Contract Negotiation Committee
The following story appeared in the New York Times. Macy’s and the union representing thousands of its workers in the New York City area reached a tentative deal for a new labor contract on Thursday, avoiding what would have been the first strike at the nation’s largest department store in more than 40 years. Continue reading
Local 1-S Vice President Ron Chencinski meets with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum to update them on state of current negotations with Macy's. Mr. de Blasio suggested we may want another rally!
The following article appeared in Women's Wear Daily. NEW YORK — Union leaders and labor groups from as far as Alabama on Thursday joined Local 1S of the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union at Macy’s Herald Square flagship for a rally in support of wage increases and affordable benefits for the 5,000 workers covered by the three-year contract, which expired on May 1. Since the expiration date, bargaining has continued as part of a 45-day extension period. Continue reading
New York City stands with the Macy's workers as they fight for a fair union contract.
Come out to the Rally for a Fair Contract on Thursday June 2nd! LEARN MORE
RWDSU members and other worker activists distributed leaflets today outside of Macy’s Herald Square, the retail chain’s flagship location, to remind customers doing their Memorial Day Sales shopping that Local 1-S members are “the real magic of Macy’s.” Continue reading
Today, in Las Vegas, Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton met with hard-working retail workers from across the industry at the UFCW Political and Legislative Conference. Clinton discussed the issues impacting them, their families, and co-workers. During the meeting, the workers talked about their day-to-day challenges, including workplace intimidation, scheduling and unpredictable hours. Continue reading