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CVS Bargaining Update

CVS Bargaining Update

| July 14, 2017

The Teamsters Local 727 bargaining team and CVS management have scheduled their next meeting for Wednesday, July 26, 2017. During the last negotiating session on May 23, the federal mediator presented a supposal that would include the following provisions: 2.75% wage increase for pharmacists Retroactivity back to May 5, 2016 One-time lump sum ratification bonus […]

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Local 727 Files Labor Board Charge Against CVS for Unilateral Changes Affecting Part-Time Employees

| June 13, 2017

Teamsters Local 727 filed an unfair labor practice charge with Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board against CVS for implementing unlawful unilateral changes concerning part-time employees. After recently instituting a new time-keeping system for part-time employees, CVS, without notifying or bargaining with the union, is now requiring part-time pharmacists to clock in and […]

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New Pharmacy Work Standards Legislation Expected to Pass Unopposed in the Illinois House

New Pharmacy Work Standards Legislation Expected to Pass Unopposed in the Illinois House

| June 5, 2017

Updated pharmacy work rules that make working conditions more manageable for Illinois pharmacists are a step closer to becoming reality. Illinois House Bill 3462 is poised to officially pass both chambers in the Illinois State House, with no opposition, when the House reconvenes later this summer. The bill creates a task force to consider pharmacy […]

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CVS Wastes Time, Refuses to Make Movement in Latest Round of Mediation

| May 25, 2017

The Teamsters Local 727 Bargaining Committee and CVS management continued negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2017. The union wasted no time in expressing its willingness to reach a deal; however, CVS delayed in responding to the federal mediator’s supposal, which, if accepted by CVS, would signify huge […]

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Local 727 Negotiates Settlement to Reinstate Laid Off CVS Pharmacists

| April 13, 2017

After bringing CVS to the brink of an arbitration hearing, Teamsters Local 727 negotiated a settlement to reinstate 12 pharmacists who had been laid off in March as a result of CVS store closures. All recalled pharmacists will be reinstated at their base hours held at the time of layoff. This settlement resolves a grievance […]

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