Thursday, July 31, 2014
Macy's workers reject company plan to axe commissions
Nearly 1200 Macy’s department store workers at the Union Square and Stonestown Shopping Center stores in San Francisco are gearing up for a possible strike as bargaining for a new contract reached an impasse last week. The last multi-day strike at Macy’s was over 30 years ago.
By an overwhelming 88% margin, Macy’s workers rejected what the company called their “last best and final offer” July 17. The company wants to end the commission system for most employees. Macy’s also demanded that workers give up seniority rights in allocating additional work hours, and asked workers to agree to cuts in the company’s pensions contributions. (In the photo, Carol Harrison-Fine and Logan Hellein at Macy's Union Square store.)