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
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COVID-19 Vaccine Information from RWDSU
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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)
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This month, Americans everywhere salute the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
For members of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), Dr. King's legacy has special meaning.
We take special pride that, in 1968, the RWDSU was the first union anywhere to negotiate a contract guaranteeing Dr. King's birthday as a paid holiday.
The RWDSU was among the earliest supporters of Dr. King's grassroots drive to challenge racial injustice in the South.
In Chicago during the 1960s, RWDSU provided an important forum for Dr. King to speak out against poverty in America's cities. Later, thousands of RWDSU members stood shoulder to shoulder with other Civil Rights Activists during the historic 1963 March on Washington.
Dr. King saw the Civil Rights struggle and the labor movement as closely linked. He was a constant ally of Union Activists and most have forgotten that Dr. King was in Tennessee to support a Living Wage for Sanitation Strikers on that terrible April day in 1968 when he was slain at the age of 39.
Dr. King spoke about the importance of the labor movement on many occasions, some of which you can read about below. In reflecting on the life and work of Dr. King, the RWDSU recognizes the fight he began is not over until equality for all is a reality, and it is up to our generation of RWDSU members to complete his mission. Below is our 2021 commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (Click to enlarge)
The Year 2020 has been challenging for millions of American unionized workers. We have faced many obstacles due to COVID-19 Coronavirus and because it is not recommended to gather in groups, there will not be a Local 3 RWDSU Holiday Open House held this year.
We will start the Year 2021 with Knowledge, Understanding and Hard Lessons Learned. May the Year 2021 be filled with New Beginnings, Opportunities and Hope.
LET US ALL PAUSE – Remember our Blessings – Family – Employment – Good Health – The Protections of Union Membership – Good Friends.
We wish You and your Families a Peaceful, Healthy and Happy New Year!
Please stay – Safe – stay -Healthy – stay Strong!
In Union Solidarity,
WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER
President, Cassandra A. Berrocal
Secretary-Treasurer, Shaun Kavanagh
Recorder, Costello Dash
The Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act and Other Federal Labor and Employment Laws Protecting Workers’ Rights
Keeping members informed about their rights and the resources our union provides is essential to protecting them on the job. As part of this effort, you can learn more about the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), which only protects those workers who are union members, and other federal labor and employment laws, which generally protect all workers, by downloading the Department of Labor notices below (NOTE: click to download all notices, see page two for Spanish Language "Union Members - Know Your Rights"):
Click here to view the latest issue of the The Storeworker, Local 3's member newsletter.
RWDSU Local 3 salutes and appreciates the hard working men and women of our union and across the country.
Happy Labor Day Weekend!
The Officers, Executive Board and Staff at Local 3 RWDSU United Storeworkers
Cassandra A. BerrocalPresident