H&M Workers In NY Ink First Union Contract

Law360, New York (May 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Union leaders have negotiated wage increases and other benefits for more than 1,000 workers at H&M clothing stores in Manhattan in a three-year deal that they said underscores the power of collective bargaining.

The pact, which was ratified on May 22, represents the first union contract for the H&M workers, who organized with the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union Local 1102 and won the right to negotiate with the Swedish retail giant in November 2007.

The deal comes amid fierce lobbying by union leaders for...
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