It’s Business as Usual: Strike authorization does not mean a strike.


November 16th, 2021

Report to work according to your regular schedule.

We understand the union is reporting that it has received strike authorization from the Houston Bargaining Unit members.

We want to be sure you know what this means – it does not mean there will be a strike. It means that the union can call one if they so choose.  At this point, the union has not called for a work stoppage. We hope they don’t.

No one wins with a strike.

  • Not our associates, who may miss out on paychecks and, potentially, benefits.
  • Not our customers, who don’t want to get involved in a conflict and may choose to shop at competitors – ironically non-union.
  • Not our stores, which could lose business.
  • And not the union, which could drive away its own members with such drastic action.
  • Can the union really expect to get a better contract by striking and harming the company financially? Doing so affects all employees and can impact our ability to provide competitive benefits. It’s a tough market and we need to fight for our continued success.

Our goal, as always, is to reach an agreement that provides a solid compensation package of wages and benefits for our associates and is also right for our business, so we can remain relevant in today’s very competitive market.

Thank you for all you do for our customers and our store.