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CVS Claims Years of Overworking and Undervaluing Pharmacists is Justifiable Because ‘There Hasn’t Been a Mass Exodus’ of Workers

CVS Claims Years of Overworking and Undervaluing Pharmacists is Justifiable Because ‘There Hasn’t Been a Mass Exodus’ of Workers

| February 5, 2020

Teamsters Local 727 and representatives of retail pharmacy giant CVS (NYSE: CVS) returned to the bargaining table on Thursday, January 30, marking the first time in over a year that the parties met to continue negotiating a successor collective bargaining agreement for CVS pharmacists.  The meeting was scheduled as a result of the Union’s recent […]

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New York Times Article Highlights Retail Pharmacists’ Struggles, Pressing Need for Effective & Enforceable State Standards

| February 3, 2020

A recent New York Times report shines a light on the dangers of overworking pharmacists: “In letters to state regulatory boards and in interviews with The New York Times, many pharmacists at companies like CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens described understaffed and chaotic workplaces where they said it had become difficult to perform their jobs […]

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Proposed Amendments to IL Pharmacy Practice Act Do Not Align with Task Force Recommendations, Local 727 Maintains Further Reform Necessary

Proposed Amendments to IL Pharmacy Practice Act Do Not Align with Task Force Recommendations, Local 727 Maintains Further Reform Necessary

| October 31, 2019

Earlier this month, the Illinois Pharmaceutical Task Force submitted its final report and recommendations for modifying the Illinois Pharmacy Practice Act (PPA) to the state legislature.  Illinois State Representative Michael Zalewski last week appears to have used the Task Force’s recommendations to draft and submit an official proposal for amending the PPA to the Illinois […]

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Local 727 Pharmacists Address Illinois Pharmacy Task Force, Urge Members to Support 8-Hour Workday Limit in the Interest of Public Safety

| August 16, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 pharmacists and representatives attended the final meeting of the Illinois Pharmaceutical Task Force this past Tuesday to reemphasize the importance of an 8-hour limit on the workdays of Illinois pharmacists’ working in the retail setting.  While the Task Force initially denied pharmacists the chance to speak during its June meeting, after two […]

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Local 727’s Calls for a Revote on 12-Hour Day Succeed, IL Pharmacy Task Force to Address Issue at August 13 Meeting

| August 12, 2019

For two months, Teamsters Local 727 has demanded the Illinois Collaborative Pharmaceutical Task Force revote its motion recommending a pharmacist’s workday be capped at 12 hours.  The Union’s persistence was rewarded last week when it was informed that the Task Force will motion for a revote at its meeting tomorrow, August 13. Local 727’s calls […]

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