Macy’s workers unite across the country
Macy’s workers and their supporters held three rallies yesterday, one as far away as Seattle, as UFCW locals 400 and 21 gear up to negotiate their next union contracts with the company. Workers want “better pay, better hours, better schedules, better everything,” UFCW 400 member Bianca Morris said on yesterday’s "Your Rights at Work" show on WPFW. “Negotiations are slow going, but we’ve made it very clear to Macy’s that our goal is to take the time to get the deal that our members have earned,” said UFCW 400 mobilization director Alan Hanson, who joined Morris on the show. UFCW Local 400 coordinated with Seattle sister local 21, which also represents hundreds of Macy’s associates, to hold simultaneous rallies yesterday. “We are really excited to be joining forces with our sisters and brothers in the Pacific Northwest,” said Alan. “We have made a commitment to negotiate together to win the contract we deserve.”
photo: DC Jobs with Justice Executive Director Elizabeth Falcon at the downtown DC rally; courtesy DC JWJ; click here for more photos
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