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Union Fighting CVS on Multiple Fronts

Union Fighting CVS on Multiple Fronts

| April 3, 2018

While Teamsters Local 727 is currently engaged in contract negotiations with CVS, it also continues to fight the Company’s bad behavior on several other fronts. The Union has filed numerous grievances against CVS, as well as unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board, and is processing multiple grievances through the arbitration procedure. […]

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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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CVS Shows No Movement During Latest Mediation Session

| December 20, 2017

The Teamsters Local 727 Bargaining Committee and CVS management held another mediation session for a new collective bargaining agreement on December 13, 2017. CVS yet again made no movement from its September 2016 proposal, which, among other things, would grant CVS the right to eliminate PICS from the bargaining unit. “Local 727 considered the federal […]

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CVS Delays Selection of Dates to Meet with Union for Next Round of Negotiations

| October 27, 2017

CVS is yet again delaying selecting dates to meet with Teamsters Local 727 for the next round of bargaining for a new contract. The Parties last met on October 3, 2017. Prior to that meeting, the Union demanded, but CVS refused, to select additional dates beyond October 3rd, indicating instead that it would select one […]

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Improved Pharmacy Work Standards Championed by Local 727 Up for Possible Vote in Chicago City Council

| October 26, 2017

Teamsters Local 727’s efforts at reforming pharmacist work standards are now closer to becoming reality in Chicago. According to a recent article published in the Chicago Tribune, on Oct. 10, the City Council Finance Committee approved a proposal containing all the provisions Local 727 and pharmacists have long pushed for. The proposed legislation includes limits […]

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