Members at Macy’s Reject the Proposed Contract by 65%

This is Local 5 president Ron Lind with an update for Macy’s members.

The results of the contract vote have been tabulated and you have rejected the proposed agreement by approximately 65 percent. While the agreement has been rejected, the vote against does not meet the 2/3 majority standard set by the UFCW constitution to authorize a strike.

I will be meeting with our International Union bargaining director early next week to determine next steps. We will provide you with updated information as soon as it is available. In the meantime, your current contract remains in effect under an extension and you should go to work as normal.