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Teamsters Local 727 Responds to CVS’s Plea by Telling CVS to Negotiate a Fair Contract

Teamsters Local 727 Responds to CVS’s Plea by Telling CVS to Negotiate a Fair Contract

| June 10, 2020

Four years into a contract negotiation hindered by CVS’s delay tactics, bad faith bargaining, direct dealing, interrogation, and anti-union sentiment, several members of CVS’ Labor Relations department recently contacted Local 727 and asked “how can we fix this adversarial relationship?” The Union answered in simple terms – “negotiate.” CVS employees Jean Frazier (Vice President, Labor Relations), […]

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Union Demands Safety Be Top Priority as CVS Rolls Out COVID-19 Testing Centers

Union Demands Safety Be Top Priority as CVS Rolls Out COVID-19 Testing Centers

| June 5, 2020

Three CVS pharmacies in the Chicagoland area represented by Teamsters Local 727 are slated to begin administering COVID-19 tests in early June, further highlighting how pharmacists continue to be essential frontline workers in the fight against the pandemic. Upon receiving notice of CVS’ proposed testing initiative, Local 727 was quick to demand that CVS bargain 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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