Thursday, June 16, 2016

Strike averted at Macy's flagship store with tentative deal

FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2015, file photo, shoppers carry bags as they cross a pedestrian walkway near Macy's in Herald Square in New York. Macy’s said Thursday, June 16, 2016, it has reached a tentative deal with the union representing workers at its flagship store in New York City, avoiding a strike. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)Hours after a midnight deadline had passed Macy's announced a tentative deal with workers, averting what could have become the first strike at its flagship Manhattan store in more than four decades.

The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union said Thursday that it negotiated higher wages and more affordable health care. The union declined to release further details about the four-year contract until it is approved by workers. Macy's also would not discuss specifics of the new contract.. . . more

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