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CDC Confirms The Vital Roles That Pharmacists Play In Distributing COVID-19 Vaccine

CDC Confirms The Vital Roles That Pharmacists Play In Distributing COVID-19 Vaccine

| September 10, 2020

As the race for a COVID-19 vaccine continues, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated last week that pharmacists will be able to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to children and adults once a vaccine becomes available. According to Redfield, “pharmacies will continue to be an important component […]

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CVS Fined by State Board for Poor Conditions in Pharmacies

CVS Fined by State Board for Poor Conditions in Pharmacies

| July 28, 2020

In an article published earlier this month, the New York Times described dangerous workplace conditions found in multiple CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) locations in Oklahoma that sound all too familiar to workplace conditions described by CVS pharmacists represented by Teamsters Local 727 in the Chicagoland area; conditions that representatives of Local 727 have been bringing to […]

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Teamsters Local 727 Responds to CVS’s Plea by Telling CVS to Negotiate a Fair Contract

Teamsters Local 727 Responds to CVS’s Plea by Telling CVS to Negotiate a Fair Contract

| June 10, 2020

Four years into a contract negotiation hindered by CVS’s delay tactics, bad faith bargaining, direct dealing, interrogation, and anti-union sentiment, several members of CVS’ Labor Relations department recently contacted Local 727 and asked “how can we fix this adversarial relationship?” The Union answered in simple terms – “negotiate.” CVS employees Jean Frazier (Vice President, Labor Relations), […]

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Union Demands Safety Be Top Priority as CVS Rolls Out COVID-19 Testing Centers

Union Demands Safety Be Top Priority as CVS Rolls Out COVID-19 Testing Centers

| June 5, 2020

Three CVS pharmacies in the Chicagoland area represented by Teamsters Local 727 are slated to begin administering COVID-19 tests in early June, further highlighting how pharmacists continue to be essential frontline workers in the fight against the pandemic. Upon receiving notice of CVS’ proposed testing initiative, Local 727 was quick to demand that CVS bargain with […]

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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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