Breaking: Strike Threatens to Shut Down Bloomingdale's Flagship

If you've been meaning to go to Bloomingdale's on 59th Street, you may want to take care of that this weekend because the store may shut down next week if workers strike. We just learned from WWD:

Bloomingdale’s and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union Local 3, which represents about 2,000 workers at the store, have been in talks since February 14. The discussions pertain only to the 59th Street flagship.

“The negotiations are continuing today and over the weekend and as long as they need to,” said a spokesman for the store. “Bloomingdale’s and Local 3 have a long history of resolving difficult issues that inevitably rise between them.”

The store hasn't shut down since 1965. The union of 2,000 workers hasn't set a strike date, but its contract expires on Wednesday, April 30. A spokesperson for Bloomingdale's believes the issues will be resolved and a strike will be averted. Fingers crossed. We're not the only ones with some serious spring shopping to take care of.

Bloomingdale's Flagship Threatened by Strike [WWD]