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Teamsters Local 727 Finds That Jewel-Osco Pharmacies Are Not Adequately Cleaned Following COVID-19 Exposure

Teamsters Local 727 Finds That Jewel-Osco Pharmacies Are Not Adequately Cleaned Following COVID-19 Exposure

| November 23, 2020

As COVID-19 cases double in the Chicagoland area in a matter of days, Jewel-Osco, a wholly owned subsidiary of Albertsons NYSE:ACI, has done little to mitigate and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in its pharmacies. Pharmacists perform the vital work of providing medication and medical advice to our communities, including those that are most vulnerable. […]

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Osco Continues Down Same Tired Road During October 15 Bargaining Session

Osco Continues Down Same Tired Road During October 15 Bargaining Session

| October 23, 2020

Teamsters Local 727 and Osco Drug, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Albertsons, met on Thursday, October 15th and resumed bargaining in a federally mediated session. Minimal movement was made around wages and scheduling. Osco continued down the same tired road by packaging proposals with a drastically reduced new hire rate, expanding 12-hour shift stores […]

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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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