RWDSU Members at Saks Fifth Avenue in Chicago employed in the Jewelry Department have ratified their first union contract, a two-year agreement which raises commission pay significantly. The increase could result in members’ pay increasing thousands of dollars a year.
In addition to the commission rate increase, a benefit package is established with paid time off including holiday, vacation, jury duty, and bereavement time. Health insurance and a retirement plan are also included in the new contract.
In addition to the Jewelry Department, the RWDSU also represents non sales employees, warehouse, display and order workers at Saks.
The Negotiating Committee included Ryan McIntyre, President Local 291, John McBarron, Local 291 Steward, Lisa Russell, CJB President and Ken Brown, RWDSU Representative.