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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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Jewel-Osco Violates Federal Labor For Anti-Union Practice

Jewel-Osco Violates Federal Labor For Anti-Union Practice

| July 6, 2020

On June 19th, the National Labor Relation Board issued a complaint against Jewel Osco, a subsidiary of Albertsons, after the Region found merit with the Unfair Labor Practice Charge filed by Local 727 over Osco’s blatant violation of the National Labor Relations Act. The Complaint states that Osco violated federal labor law by “interfering 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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Teamsters Local 727 Successful in Demanding That Osco Do More for Its Frontline Pharmacists

| March 24, 2020

Last week, Osco Pharmacists across Chicagoland informed the Union that they were not receiving proper staffing, personal protective equipment, or communication from their employer during this global pandemic. Despite this, the pharmacists represented by Teamsters Local 727, bravely continued to do the invaluable job of filling vital prescriptions, providing necessary consultation, administering vaccinations, and performing […]

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Teamsters Local 727 Pens Letter to NYT Editor Reacting to Paper’s Recent Exposé on Missing Medication Error Complaints

Teamsters Local 727 Pens Letter to NYT Editor Reacting to Paper’s Recent Exposé on Missing Medication Error Complaints

| March 4, 2020

CHICAGO, March 4, 2020 – Teamsters Local 727 Secretary-Treasurer John Coli, Jr. submitted the following letter to the New York Times in response to the newspaper’s February 21 article exposing major retail pharmacies’ questionable behavior surrounding medication errors: “The  article on medication errors at pharmacies deeply resonated with Teamsters Local 727’s pharmacist members. 500 of […]

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