On November 13, members of UFCW Locals 7, 23, 367, 655, 700, 876, and 880 reached out to non-union Macy’s workers regarding Macy’s decision to kick off Black Fri- day sales early on Thanksgiving Day.
Macy’s recently announced that for the first time, most of its department stores will be open at 8 p.m. on the cel- ebrated American holiday.
However, workers at UFCW represented Macy’s stores in New England, Seattle, New York, and other areas have a union contract that either preserves the day as a paid holiday, or ensures that workers can sign up to work on a volunteer basis – earning premium pay for the shift.
Members handbilled non-union Macy’s workers to spread the word that a union contract ensures that workers have a choice in whether they’d rather stay home on Thanksgiving or work extra hours. OP