To All Local 3 RWDSU Members:2021 Open Enrollment Period for Health Insurance Coverage ends on May 27, 2021. Colleagues must re-enroll for benefits even if they wish to remain in their current insurance plan. To enroll contact the Colleague Support Center at 1-(800) 234-6229 (choose option #3), 8am-9pm ET. If you have any additional questions, please contact Local 3 at (212) 371-6230. In Solidarity,Cassandra A. Berrocal, President Shaun Kavanagh, Secretary Treasurer
Dear RWDSU Local 3 Members, We hope you are all doing well and are all safe and healthy. As you may know, The CDC has modified their recommendations to relax mandatory mask rules and New York State and NYC has now adopted those recommendations as well. This is very concerning to Local 3, along with other labor organizations, because it leaves the decision for customers to wear masks in the hands of the individual employers. Unfortunately, Bloomingdales has chosen to allow vaccinated customers to not wear masks but requires unvaccinated customers to wear masks. This policy does not put our members health and safety first because the mask wearing is now left to the honor system whether the customer is vaccinated or not. Wearing a mask is to keep others safe and by customers not wearing masks it puts our members at risk. Fortunately, we have recently negotiated a new collective bargaining agreement with language that addresses this issue if any of our members feel uncomfortable being with or in a close vicinity to unmasked customers. Please see the Article below that is in our current collective bargaining agreement. As always, if anyone has any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Local 3.Remember……. We are STRONGER TOGETHER!!!!Article XXIX, Section 20 In the event a colleague is uncomfortable with servicing a customer who is not wearing a mask, as per our established practice, the colleague should politely step away and contact the appropriate people leader for customer assistance such colleague will not be disciplined for politely stepping away and contacting the appropriate People Leader to service the customer. In Solidarity,Cassandra A. Berrocal, President Shaun Kavanagh, Secretary Treasurer
Dear Local 3 Members, Congratulations to all Local 3 RWDSU/UFCW members working at Bloomingdales on ratifying a new three year collective bargaining agreement. We would like to thank the Local Officers as well as the negotiating committee for their hard work and dedication. Always remember……we are STRONGER TOGETHER!!! Cassandra A Berrocal, President Shaun Kavanagh, Secretary Treasurer
LOCAL 3 CONTRACT RATIFICATION VOTE NOTICE GREAT NEWS! Local 3’s Officers and Executive Board/Bargaining Committee are proud to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement with Bloomingdales/Macys Inc. This tentative agreement comes after months of very difficult and challenging negotiations during a very challenging and unprecedented time that we are going through not only in NYC but across this nation. We are happy to announce that we have been able to not only maintain what we currently enjoy within our contract, but we have made many improvements. This did not come easily but the committee remained steadfast and focused. The members of Local 3 will now have the opportunity to vote and ratify this agreement. Please see the voting information below. The Local 3 leadership and Executive Board/ Negotiating Committees strongly recommends that we vote YES for this agreement. Remember…We are STRONGER TOGETHER! Cassandra A Berrocal, President Shaun Kavanagh, Secretary TreasurerLocal 3 Executive Board/Negotiating Committee VOTING INFORMATION WHEN - WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2021 WHERE - Bloomingdales 9TH CONFERENCE ROOM TIME - 7AM, 9AM, 11AM, 1PM, 3PM, 5PM, 7PM
This will serve to notify you that the Local 3 Union Elections are scheduled for this year. Read the full notice below, click to enlarge.
A woman’s place is in her union! Women have always been vital leaders in our unions and in our movement. We draw strength from the women workers who organized and picketed and struck before us, and carry on their legacy as we continue to fight for justice and dignity at work for all.
Ranked Choice Voting Information from RWDSU Click the images below to enlarge.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information from RWDSU Click to view our COVID-10 Vaccine Handout in English, Spanish and French click the images below to enlarge. ¿Habla español? Parle français? COVID-19 Vaccine Information from External Sources National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Workers, Protect Yourself and Others (Click to read)