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Chicago Sun Times Article Highlights Union Pharmacist’s Struggles Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Chicago Sun Times Article Highlights Union Pharmacist’s Struggles Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

| March 26, 2020

Today, the Chicago Sun Times released an article which includes excepts from an interview with Teamsters Local 727 Union Steward, Michael Trnka. A full link to the article and excerpts can be found below. “Michael Trnka, a Jewel-Osco pharmacist, said that while he and others in his industry continue to show up for work, “not […]

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Teamsters Local 727 Successful in Demanding That Osco Do More for Its Frontline Pharmacists

| March 24, 2020

Last week, Osco Pharmacists across Chicagoland informed the Union that they were not receiving proper staffing, personal protective equipment, or communication from their employer during this global pandemic. Despite this, the pharmacists represented by Teamsters Local 727, bravely continued to do the invaluable job of filling vital prescriptions, providing necessary consultation, administering vaccinations, and performing […]

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Teamsters Local 727 Pens Letter to NYT Editor Reacting to Paper’s Recent Exposé on Missing Medication Error Complaints

Teamsters Local 727 Pens Letter to NYT Editor Reacting to Paper’s Recent Exposé on Missing Medication Error Complaints

| March 4, 2020

CHICAGO, March 4, 2020 – Teamsters Local 727 Secretary-Treasurer John Coli, Jr. submitted the following letter to the New York Times in response to the newspaper’s February 21 article exposing major retail pharmacies’ questionable behavior surrounding medication errors: “The  article on medication errors at pharmacies deeply resonated with Teamsters Local 727’s pharmacist members. 500 of […]

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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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