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Macy's San Francisco pact.

Members of Local 1100 and Local 410 of the Department Store Employees Union ratified a 3-year contract, covering some 2,100 employees working at Macy's flagship department store and two warehouses in San Francisco, CA. (The two locals are part of the Food and Commercial Workers Union.) The prior contract expired June 1.

The pact provides for a 25-cent-an-hour wage increase retroactive to June 1, 1990 (with the increase doubled for the period June 1 through September 1, 1990), 25 cents effective June 1, 1991, and 30 cents effective June 1, 1992. (The average rate under the prior contract was $8.92 an hour.) Employees on commission will receive lump-sum bonuses equivalent in value to the wage adjustments for hourly compensated employees, with the first being paid on February 1, 1991, and the remaining four every 6 months thereafter.

Other terms include a signing bonus of $125; an increase of $35 (to $343) in the maximum monthly pension rate; an extra vacation day for all employees; 5 weeks of vacation after 20 years (previously, 25 years); and contract language permitting the company to establish incentive pay plans for each department, with the union having the right to grieve its implementation, and employees having the right to be "held harmless" and to be transferred to another department if the new plan is inferior to the previous one.

Elsewhere, Emporium-Capwell and two locals of the Food and Commercial Workers signed a new 3-year agreement, covering some 900 department store workers at the company's two stores in San Francisco, CA. Like the Macy agreement, the previous contract expired on June 1, 1990.

The contract provides for a 10-cent-an-hour wage increase in the first year, 20-cent increase in the second and third years, and bonuses of 15 cents an hour for each hour worked in the first and second years of the contract. Commissioned salespersons with at least 1 year's service also will receive a 25-cent-an-hour bonus on June 1, 1991, for all hours worked in the preceding year, a similar 25-cent-an-hour bonus on June 1, 1992, and a similar 30-cent-an-hour bonus on June 1, 1993. Cosmetic department salespersons will receive a 3-percent (previously, 1-percent) bonus.

Other contract provisions, which reportedly are similar to terms of the recent Macy's accord, include a $35 increase (to $343) in the maximum monthly pension benefit; changes in contract language dealing with grievances and arbitrations to "speed-up" the procedures; and a 30-day advance notice of the company intention to implement any changes in rules or regulations.
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Title Annotation:Developments in industrial relations; Macy's California Inc.
Author:Cimini, Michael H.
Publication:Monthly Labor Review
Date:Dec 1, 1990
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