Union workers in four Macy’s stores will be negotiating a new contract, despite many unknowns related to the pandemic shutdown.
Addressed to Karl-Johann Persson, chief executive officer of the H&M Group, the letter was signed by 28 New York City Council members, including Speaker Corey Johnson.
Clothing and accessories stores added jobs in June, but department stores shed them.
About 100 people demonstrated outside of the H&M flagship in Herald Square Wednesday, calling for a fair contract.
Attendees emphasized the need for companies to support the renewal of The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.
The industry is hiring again after last year’s widespread layoffs and store closures.
More than 168 million children are forced into child labor, according to the nonprofit GoodWeave that aims to end child labor.
The industry cut thousands of jobs during March, with struggling department stores hit hardest.
By cutting $54 billion from the collective budgets of government agencies dealing with trade, the economy and nonviolent crime, President Trump plans to increase defense spending to one of the highest levels in history.
Students at dozens of universities are banding together through United Students Against Sweatshops to rally against Nike for allegedly refusing unrestricted access for the Worker Rights Consortium.
The Wage and Hour Division found violations at factories making clothes for retailers including Ross, Forever 21, TJ Maxx and Nordstrom.