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Union Challenges Violation of Osco Settlement Agreement

| March 7, 2019

Late last year, Teamsters Local 727 filed a grievance against Osco after learning pharmacy students were being misclassified and paid by Osco as technicians despite the student’s enrollment in pharmacy school. In response to the Union’s willingness to pursue the matter through arbitration, Osco agreed that, “affected Employees shall become members of the Teamsters Local […]

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Osco Misclassification of Pharmacy Students to be Remedied Thanks to Union Settlement

Osco Misclassification of Pharmacy Students to be Remedied Thanks to Union Settlement

| December 5, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 filed a grievance earlier this year when the Union was informed by a pharmacist that one of the pharmacy students working in the store was being misclassified and paid by Osco as a technician despite the student’s enrollment in pharmacy school. Immediately upon learning of this glaring misclassification, Local 727 filed a […]

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Osco Finally Acknowledges Rest Break Problems

| October 16, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 met with Osco management on Tuesday, October 9th, to continue discussions on the effectiveness of the new rest break procedures demanded by the Union.  This is the second meeting between the parties since Local 727 demanded new procedures be implemented in an attempt to guarantee pharmacists are able to take uninterrupted rest […]

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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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