Some of our colleagues upstairs in the Business Office were stunned when they were suddenly informed they had to start following a dress code.
So were we. Dress codes are a mandatory subject of bargaining, and the Company has never raised the issue with the Guild. Once again, we have the Company acting as if there is no union in the place and trying to impose its will without discussion.
It’s not that we don’t want you to look good, but if the Company wants to tell you how to dress, perhaps it should be willing to spare extra cash to help you buy fancier duds. And such Company rules can also be aimed at the union: If we tell you what to wear, then maybe that union t-shirt you were planning to don will be outside the dress code.
We’ve alerted the Company that this is a mandatory subject of bargaining.