On July 31, cosmetics and fragrances workers at a Macy’s store in Saugus, Mass., finally got a union voice on the job with Local 1445 after the National Labor Relations Board issued a 3-1 ruling earlier in July that the group of 41 workers was large enough to unionize. The cosmetics and fragrances workers at Macy’s voted 23-18 to join Local 1445, and hope to sit down at the bargaining table to negotiate their first contract in the next few months. The Macy’s store in Saugus employs over 100 workers.
“These workers fought hard to have a voice on the job,” said Local 1445 President Richard Charette. “They know that when workers stick together as a union, they have bargaining power and a collective voice that they simply do not have when they are not unionized.”