The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold on news that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union has ratified a five-year labor contract with the Pacific Maritime Association covering dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports:
The Obama Administration’s plan to revise federal overtime regulations would likely “hollow out” low- and mid-level management positions in the restaurant and retail industries and result in a shift toward more hourly and part-time workers, a new National Retail Federation report showed today.
International trade benefits American businesses, consumers and families, the National Retail Federation said today in a letter to Congress expressing support for the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, which would renew Trade Promotion Authority.
The National Retail Federation expressed deep disappointed that the Senate failed to begin consideration of trade legislation, including bipartisan legislation that would renew trade promotion authority.
Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is returning to normal as officials prepare to count votes on ratification of a new West Coast labor agreement that ended months of uncertainty.
Families this year are ready to splurge on jewelry, flowers, gift cards, brunch, and apparel for dear old mom. According to NRF’s 2015 Mother’s Day Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, Americans will spend an average of $172.63 on mom this year, up nearly $10 from $162.94 last year and the highest amount in the survey’s 12-year history. Total spending is expected to reach $21.2 billion.*
The National Labor Relations Board’s decision to recognize a micro-union of workers in just a single department at a Macy’s store in Massachusetts rather than the entire store violates longstanding precedents on union organizing, the National Retail Federation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association said today in a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals.