COMPANY THREATENS PERMANENT REPLACEMENTS FLIES IN STRIKEBREAKERS Unaffordable Health Care Key Issue
For nearly six months, Macy’s Union Square workers have been at the bargaining table with management in an attempt to negotiate a new contract to address the mounting economic inequity that retail and other service sector workers face in our city.
Most pressing is the fact that the employee share of health care cost has become unaffordable for most Macy’s workers and their families. Only one third of Macy’s employees are enrolled in coverage. To insure a family of 4 an employee must pay $1078 monthly for a basic Kaiser care health plan. Macy’s also is pressing to lease out floor space to vendors, which will force tenured employees out the door.
UFCW-represented Macy’s workers have been given no choice but to prepare for a possible strike. In response, Macy’s recently flown 350 potential strike-breakers into the area. Our members are prepared to fight for a better future, but their success depends on the support of consumers and community leaders like you.
On November 7, Macy’s will celebrate a “Grand Reopening” of the Union Square Store in preparation for the holiday shopping season. We urge you to support our fight by joining our members in a march and rally outside the store on that day.
PLACE: MACY’S UNION SQUARE MAIN ENTRANCE
DATE: NOVEMBER 7, 2019
TIME: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
As hotel, health care and other workers have said before us – One Job Should Be Enough!
For more information contact Macy’s UFCW 5 Representative Tony Vargas at 415-810-8588.