Osco management has mischaracterized the ongoing contract negotiations with the Teamsters Local 727 Bargaining Committee.
Contrary to the company’s claims, the union’s contract proposals are aimed at increasing pharmacy technician support, guaranteeing overlap and eliminating tasks that take away from primary job duties, and thus, compromise customer service and patient safety.
“Our proposals — every one of which came directly from pharmacists’ demands — are designed to help pharmacists get back to doing what they do best: caring for their patients,” said John T. Coli, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727.
Negotiations will resume at 10 a.m. Thursday.
“We hope management will come to the table ready and willing to listen to our pharmacists’ concerns and work with the union to reach a fair agreement,” Coli said.