Thursday, July 7, 2022
We are pleased to present to the VZW retail bargaining unit this contract extension. This new contract offers significant improvements over our last agreement, including:
- A Ratification Bonus Unionized Stores are the only stores receiving these Bonuses
- Increased “floors” for the merit pay pool,
- Better Union Access to the Stores
In short, Brooklyn retail workers enjoy the best working conditions and job protections in the country. This contract extension is an important step in the right direction, and we are optimistic that the next agreement will make even more improvements. But in order to gain more power, we must continue to organize more stores. We are excited that recently, stores in Everett, Washington and Lynwood, Washington organized with CWA, and they now have the same agreement as Brooklyn. As more workers join our movement, we will have more power to negotiate even better contracts.
We urge everyone to participate in your union. Because when we are unified, we have power.
The tentative agreement described below builds on the first contract we achieved in 2016 and the 2018 extension agreement.