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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As Deadline for IL Pharmaceutical Task Force Recommendations Approaches, Local 727 Continues to Demand a Revote on 12-Hour Workday

| July 26, 2019

On Tuesday, July 9, members of the Illinois Collaborative Pharmaceutical Task Force once again discussed and voted to approve a number of recommendations for reforming the Pharmacy Practice Act (PPA).  To Teamsters Local 727’s dissatisfaction, the Task Force did not, however, adequately address the Union’s demand that a new vote be held to determine whether […]

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Board Refuses Local 727 Members the Opportunity to Speak at IL Task Force Meeting in Alleged Violation of Open Meetings Act

| July 8, 2019

During the last meeting of the Illinois Collaborative Pharmaceutical Task Force on Wednesday, June 19, Task Force members voted to approve several recommendations for reforming the Pharmacy Practice Act (PPA). Of the motions approved, nearly all recommended reforms that Local 727 representatives and members had advocated for during past Task Force meetings.  These include motions […]

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Union Challenges Violation of Osco Settlement Agreement

| March 7, 2019

Late last year, Teamsters Local 727 filed a grievance against Osco after learning pharmacy students were being misclassified and paid by Osco as technicians despite the student’s enrollment in pharmacy school. In response to the Union’s willingness to pursue the matter through arbitration, Osco agreed that, “affected Employees shall become members of the Teamsters Local […]

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