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Local 1-S meets with Mayor Bill de Blasio

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!

Women's Wear Daily: Union Takes a Stand at Macy’s Herald Square

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

VIDEO: Rally for a Fair Contract at Macy's

New York City stands with the Macy's workers as they fight for a fair union contract.

VIDEO: Rally for a Fair Contract Thursday June 2nd

Come out to the Rally for a Fair Contract on Thursday June 2nd! LEARN MORE

Leafleting at Macy's Herald Square

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

Hillary Clinton Meets with Macy's Workers

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

Macy's workers vote to authorize strike

Last week, nearly 5,000 RWDSU Local 1-S members at four Macy’s stores in the New York City area voted to authorize a strike if a fair contract isn’t negotiated by June 15. The vote was held last night, the day before Macy’s annual shareholder’s meeting, and reinforces members’ refusal to accept the unfair demands management are currently making. Continue reading

Rally for a Fair Contract!

RWDSU Local 1-S is holding a rally for a fair contract in Herald Square on Thursday, June 2nd from 11:30am to 2:00pm. Come out and show your union pride!  

1-S Members Meet with Macy's Labor Relations Team

As contract negotiations get underway, Local 1-S members gathered at the union office to hear from Chanell Davis, Macy's Vice President of Human Resources, and her labor relations team. Local 1-S President Ken Bordieri addresses membership.     Continue reading