Dec 23, 2020 | News Story

Housing Works Employees Vote to Join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union

Today, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union’s (RWDSU), announced that by a vote of 88% to 12%, workers across all Housing Works locations voted to join the RWDSU. After two years of organizing, these 605 workers have finally achieved their right to fair representation, a seat at the table and a real chance to fix issues at Housing Works – which have only become more pronounced during the pandemic.

“We’re proud to finally and officially welcome the 605 workers employed by Housing Works into our union. These workers experienced a needlessly long fight to unionize their workplace. Their tenacity, and fortitude never wavered in this unnecessarily long process, which was stalled by their employer at every turn. Together, they are ready to win a strong contract that will only enhance their ability to care for the Housing Works community. The results of this union election continue to show that the best way for working people to protect themselves and their families is to join together in a union,” said Stuart Appelbaum, President, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). Read more here!