The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) representing Macy’s workers expressed concerns this week over the announcement that the city plans to work with the company to allow the 4th of July Fireworks to go forward despite concerns about social distancing dangers and whether it is right for Macy’s to spend millions on the fireworks display when tens of thousands of its employees nationwide have been furloughed.
“Macy’s should not be spending millions on fireworks displays while its own workforce is out of work. They are putting New Yorkers at risk in order to create a nationally televised commercial for themselves and using our city as a backdrop. If they really cared about New Yorkers, they would be spending that money on healthcare coverage for the hard-working employees that made them successful for decades,” said Stuart Appelbaum, President of the RWDSU.
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