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The Strength and Persistence of Local 727 Results in Creation of a Bypass to Osco’s Biometric System

| October 19, 2017

Earlier this year, Teamsters Local 727 filed a grievance against Osco for violating the collective bargaining agreement by its unilateral implementation of a biometric system which prevented pharmacists from taking uninterrupted breaks. Osco and Local 727 were unable to resolve the issue during the grievance process. The Union then submitted the grievance to arbitration. In […]

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Know Your Rights Concerning Osco’s Recent Pharmacy Store Hour Changes

Know Your Rights Concerning Osco’s Recent Pharmacy Store Hour Changes

| September 29, 2017

It is the Union’s understanding that Osco informed pharmacists today that Osco will be changing the operating hours of select pharmacies in the Chicago area. According to Osco, the changes will go into effect Sunday, October 15, 2017, and will affect the following 36 Osco pharmacy locations: Store #3455, 3519, 3426, 2501, 3241, 3059, 3484, […]

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NLRB Finds Merit with Local 727’s Unfair Labor Practice Charge Against Osco

| June 21, 2017

Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board has found merit with the unfair labor practice charge Teamsters Local 727 filed in January over Jewel/Osco’s unlawful refusal to provide information about its employee benefits plans unless the union signed a confidentiality agreement. The Board has issued a complaint against the company. “We’re happy that Region […]

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Union Files Grievance Over Osco’s Failure to Follow Bidding Process on Open Positions

| June 13, 2017

Teamsters Local 727 recently filed a grievance against Osco claiming that the company is failing to follow the usual bidding process concerning open positions. The union is claiming that Osco is only posting positions for 48 hours, when the positions should be posted for a longer period. Osco’s actions also directly contradict language in the […]

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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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