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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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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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CVS Pharmacists Day of Strength

CVS Pharmacists Day of Strength

| November 6, 2018

Local 727 invites all union members to join CVS Pharmacists for a Day of Strength!

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Union Immediately Quashes Attempted Unilateral Change by CVS

| October 30, 2018

Earlier this month, Teamsters Local 727 learned that CVS was attempting to unilaterally implement a new “Two-Step Verification Process” which would require pharmacists to verify prescriptions both before and after a pharmacy technician filled it.  Such a procedure was not only a massive drain on the already limited time pharmacists have to complete CVS’s ever-growing […]

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Aetna Responds to Teamsters Local 727 Letters to Executives, No Word from CVS

| October 22, 2018

CHICAGO, October 22, 2018 – Only days after Teamsters Local 727 mailed letters to top executives of Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET), an Aetna representative informed the Union that the Company had opened an investigation into Local 727’s reports of CVS (NYSE: CVS) deflecting “all Union attempts to bargain in good faith, while seeking to limit […]

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