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Local 727 Files ULP Against Osco in Defense of a Member

| April 20, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 filed an unfair labor practice charge with Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board against Osco alleging the Company violated the National Labor Relations Act by retaliating against a pharmacist for exercising their rights under the CBA. Though Local 727 brought this issue to Osco’s attention immediately, Osco refused to offer […]

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Union’s Efforts Result in New Rest Break Procedures for Osco Pharmacists

Union’s Efforts Result in New Rest Break Procedures for Osco Pharmacists

| February 20, 2018

Last year, Osco unilaterally implemented a biometric system without bargaining with the Union first. This change prevented pharmacists from taking uninterrupted breaks. Teamsters Local 727 brought this issue to Osco’s attention and subsequently filed a grievance against Osco. When the Parties were unable to resolve the grievance, Local 727 submitted it to arbitration. A settlement […]

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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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