JLC Supports Bloomingdale's Workers' at Rally for Fair Contract
April 18th, 2017: New York, NY - Jewish Labor Committee joined a crowd of hundreds of unionized Bloomingdale's workers, other union members from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, as well as elected officials at a mid-day rally for a fair contract for the members of Local 3 United Storeworkers, RWDSU, who work at the iconic New York store in the heart of Manhattan. The focus of the rally was an upcoming May 1st deadline for contract negotiations: key issues include fair commissions for in-store and online sales, fair wages, benefits and work schedules and hours, continuation of their existing pension plan and affordable healthcare coverage, and workers' seniority rights.
JLC Associate Director Arieh Lebowitz hits the street in the Big Apple.
New York elected officials participated in the rally with Bloomingdale’s workers included New York State Senator Jeffrey Klein, New York State Senator Diane Savino, New York State Senator Michael Gianaris, New York State Senator Brad Hoylman, New York State Assembly Member Richard Gottfried, New York City Council Member Mark Levine, New York City Council Member Rory Lancman, New York City Council Member Corey Johnson, New York City Council Member Bill Perkins, New York City Council Member Mathieu Eugene, New York City Council Member Helen Rosenthal, New York City Council Member Mark Treyger, and New York City Council Member Carlos Menchaca.
This year marks the 80th year that Bloomingdale’s workers at the flagship store have been unionized and represented by Local 3 and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.