Big step towards a solution in the U.S.

In a letter to H&M, the central US trade union AFL-CIO expresses its wish to assist H&M in its effort to reach a satisfactory solution in the ongoing dialogue regarding the process for union representation of H&M’s US employees.

John Sweeney, President of AFL-CIO writes in the letter that he will take actions to the effect that any further public actions against H&M will be withheld while the discussions to find a satisfactory solution are pursued.

“I am very pleased that we are approaching a solution to this issue. H&M strives to attain good union relations, and we want a constructive dialogue with unions in the U.S.”, says Rolf Eriksen, CEO of H&M.

For further information, please contact:
Kristina Stenvinkel, Head of Communications, H&M. Phone: +46 70 796 54 40.
Anna Bergare, press contact, H&M. Phone: +46 8 796 59 56, +46 70 796 55 50.

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H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (publ) was founded in Sweden in 1947 and is quoted on Nasdaq Stockholm. H&M’s business idea is to offer fashion and quality at the best price in a sustainable way. In addition to H&M, the group includes the brands COS, Monki, Weekday, Cheap Monday, & Other Stories, H&M HOME and ARKET as well as Afound. The H&M group has 47 online markets and more than 4,800 stores in 70 markets including franchise markets. In 2017, sales including VAT were SEK 232 billion. The number of employees amounts to more than 171,000. For further information, visit


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