After three weeks of ignoring the union, CVS management has finally responded to Teamsters Local 727’s request to enter federal mediation.
The first mediation meeting is scheduled for Sept. 22.
At the end of the last negotiation meeting on July 21 – during which CVS management openly threatened “to do things that would be to the detriment of pharmacists” after the Local 727 Bargaining Committee would not agree to the company’s regressive proposals – the union formally asked CVS to agree to enter federal mediation. The union specifically asked for available dates to meet for mediation, but management would not respond across the table.
The union will continue to update CVS members. If you have questions, contact your Local 727 business representative, Melissa Senatore, at (847) 696-7500 or [email protected].