I am currently selling luxury sleep systems at Macy’s, and I have previously worked for other big box retailers. I have gained a lot of product knowledge and experience through the years that I enjoy sharing with my customers and co-workers.
I would like to further my education but currently can’t afford school on the low wages we get paid. With the continued increase of costs for food, gas, rent and higher and higher premiums and deductibles for health insurance, my take-home pay is decreasing, resulting in hard choices. Meanwhile, Macy’s had billions of dollars in profits over the last two years; due to all of their dedicated workers’ hard work, while paying their CEO $11 million in total compensation a year.
So, if you see workers like me united with the power of our union UFCW 3000 holding signs outside Macy’s Alderwood in the upcoming weeks, I hope you will support our fight against Macy’s unfair labor practices and for better pay and improved safety for workers and customers at our stores.