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Facing all-cuts proposal, Macy’s workers plan pickets in Seattle

SEATTLE — Macy’s employees represented by UFCW Local 21 in Western Washington are struggling to get a fair contract from an employer that has aligned with low-wage retailers like Walmart and Bartell’s in attempting to drive down wages, benefits and working conditions.


Macy’s has offered an all-cuts proposal: cuts to health care, cuts to staffing, cuts to pension funding, elimination of a progressive wage scale, and they are demanding that workers commit to working on the Thanksgiving holiday. Macy’s acknowledges that they are doing all of this to shore up profits and Macy’s associates have had enough!

TAKE A STAND! — Union members and community supporters are urged to participate in informational pickets this week: Wednesday, July 8 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Downtown Macy’s, and Thursday, July 9 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Northgate Macy’s.

On June 25, at seven Macy’s locations across western Washington, from Bellingham to Southcenter, associates leafleted their customers alerting them to the intolerable working conditions at Macy’s. They gave out hundreds of red “More Hours” totes and thousands of flyers.

Now Macy’s workers need your support at their first-ever informational pickets. Stand alongside Macy’s workers on Wednesday and Thursday as they call for living wages, control over their hours, and affordable health care.

CHECK OUT THE UNION DIFFERENCE in Washington: higher wages, affordable health and dental care, job and retirement security.

FIND OUT HOW TO JOIN TOGETHER with your co-workers to negotiate for better wages, benefits, and a voice at work. Or go ahead and contact a union organizer today!