After bringing CVS to the brink of an arbitration hearing, Teamsters Local 727 negotiated a settlement to reinstate 12 pharmacists who had been laid off in March as a result of CVS store closures. All recalled pharmacists will be reinstated at their base hours held at the time of layoff.
This settlement resolves a grievance filed after the union received numerous complaints that non-union pharmacists were working in union stores in violation of Article 1 of the collective bargaining agreement.
“In this time of layoffs, the idea that bargaining unit work could be given to non-bargaining unit employees is despicable,” said John Coli Jr., President of Local 727. “We will continue to protect union pharmacists’ jobs and the benefits of collective bargaining that our members have earned and deserve.”
The union encourages members to immediately notify their business representative, Melissa Senatore, if they know that non-union pharmacists are working in their stores.
“Don’t be afraid to stand up for your rights as a union member,” Coli said. “The grievance procedure is a powerful way to protect your job.”
Members with questions should contact Business Representative Melissa Senatore at (847) 696-7500 or [email protected].
Nothing in this article should be read as the union’s waiver of any legal argument, position or additional grievance. The union does not forfeit its right to make any and all supplemental arguments.