UFCW Wins Union Election At H&M In New York.
Workers at six New York City-area H&M stores, owned by a Sweden-based clothing retailer, won a two-month union-organizing campaign after their employer didn’t demand a secret-ballot election.
The United Food and Commercial Workers Union will represent 240 sales clerks at H&M stores in Queens, Brooklyn, West Nyack, White Plains, Yonkers and Staten Island, all in New York. They join about 1,200 New York H&M workers, most based in Manhattan, already in the UFCW.
H&M, owned by Stockholm-based Hennes & Mauritz AB (HMB), the world’s second-largest clothing retailer, accepted the union’s bid for representation after workers turned in signup cards. Companies typically require an election to ratify the petitions, said UFCW spokesman Evan Yeats. A vote gives employers a chance to influence the outcome. Read more of Holly Rosenkrantz here.
Posted on July 28, 2011, in Labor Relations and tagged career, careers, employee, employer, employers, hr, human, jim, job, jobs, knoxville, labor, national, opi, Organizing, outplacement, resources, tait, tennessee, ufcw, unemployment, Unions, work, working. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.