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Statement From RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum On Bloomingdale's/Macy's Inc. Furlough Announcement

“RWDSU members at Bloomingdale’s/Macy’s Inc. are covered under a collective bargaining agreement. Two weeks ago we negotiated historic provisions for workers that expire on April 1st. Critically it included plans to negotiate future terms, which we are still doing. Bloomingdale’s/Macy’s Inc. needs to do much more for its employees than what they have announced so far -- and we are pushing them to do that. They will be judged in the future by how they treat their employees now," said Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU).

An Important Message From Your Union About The Bloomingdale's Store Closure

March 20, 2020 To all Local 3 Union Members.             After lengthy discussion with the Company we were able to reach an understanding on an Emergency Covid-19 Store Closure Agreement concerning this two week period.              This agreement provides all Local 3 members with options and wage reimbursement at your vacation rate of pay as outlined in the agreement.  You can either put in for PTO time to cover the shortfall in your schedule or you can apply for the New York State partial unemployment benefit, which we advise you to do immediately.             This agreement only covers the two weeks of this initial announced shut down.  At this time we cannot say with any certainty what will happen at the end of this two week period.              In good faith we have to advise people to be prepared for this closure period to be extended.              This COVID-19 pandemic is so serious that what we know now, can change in five minutes.              We continue to be in constant discussion with the Company and will advise you further as information becomes available. Sincerely,   Cassandra A. Berrocal President Local 3 Continue reading

Benefits Available To Workers Whose Jobs Were Impacted By COVID-19

See below for federal and state benefits available to all workers who jobs are impacted by COVID-19. 

CANCELED - Membership Meeting - March 23, 2020

Please note that the upcoming Local 3 Membership Meeting has been canceled because the venue has been closed until further notice.  Come out the Local 3 membership meeting! . Monday, March 23rd, 2020 Sessions will be held at 4:30pm and 6:30pm. . The meetings will be in All Saints Church, 230 East 60th Street, between Second and Third Avenues.  . On the agenda will be Local 3 issues, RWDSU Programs, and Good and Welfare.

CANCELLED - Get Help With Your Taxes Through The Union

Please be advised that the below event has been cancelled due to an abundance of caution surrounding the risks associated with the coronavirus.   Get free help doing your taxes through Local 3!   Click here to view the flyer   Workshops will be held on Friday, February 28 and Friday, March 13  -  11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   Bloomingdale's 59th Street, 10th Floor - Training Room 2   We look forward to seeing you there!

A message from your union on COVID-19 virus safety

We wanted to share with you this information that was prepared by the national AFL-CIO. There is a lot of information currently out there about the COVID-19 virus, but we thought that this contained valuable information in dealing with this outbreak. Should you have any concerns, please reach out to your union representative. Our contract outlines your paid-sick time. If you have any questions, please call our office 212-371-6230. Sincerely,President Cassandra Berrocal

Take the UFCW OUTreach Online Survey!

UFCW OUTreach and the UCLA Labor Center are conducting a survey of members across the U.S. and Canada. We are examining workplace climate and equity for LGBTQ+ workers, as well as union organizing and member priorities. Take the Online Survey and enter to win a $50 Gift Card & an iPad! All UFCW Members Ages 18+ can Participate. The Survey is anonymous and takes about 10 minutes to complete. Participation in the survey is not required in order to participate in the raffle . Survey begins September 10, 2019 and will remain open until December 10, 2019! Need more details? Contact Saba Waheed: [email protected] or (213) 480-4155 X214 or Jean Tong [email protected] (213) 590-7177. Click here to take the survey!

Local 3 2019 Holiday Open House!

Come to the Local 3 Holiday Open House!

Membership Meeting - October 14, 2019

Come out the Local 3 membership meeting! . Monday, October 14th, 2019 Sessions will be held at 4:30pm and 6:30pm. . The meetings will be in All Saints Church, 230 East 60th Street, between Second and Third Avenues.  . On the agenda will be Local 3 issues, RWDSU Programs, and Good and Welfare.

Do You Need Help Paying For Childcare?

Learn More At Our Childcare Benefit Meeting FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 201910 AM - 4 PM TRAINING ROOM 2 - 10TH FLOORCOME AND VISIT DURING YOUR BREAK     On Friday, September 20, representatives from the New York Childcare Coalition will be at Bloomingdale's to answer all your questionsabout qualifying for childcare benefits. Your Union Representatives will also be present to assist you. Hundreds of your fellow union members have already received thousands of dollars through this special childcare program through the RWDSU. The application process is simple. Be sure to stop by during your break! Continue reading