Union Files Grievance Over Osco’s Failure to Follow Bidding Process on Open Positions

| June 13, 2017

Teamsters Local 727 recently filed a grievance against Osco claiming that the company is failing to follow the usual bidding process concerning open positions. The union is claiming that Osco is only posting positions for 48 hours, when the positions should be posted for a longer period.

Osco’s actions also directly contradict language in the current collective bargaining agreement. Specifically, according to Section 7.3 (b), “Open and available Head Pharmacist and Full-Time Staff Pharmacist positions will be sent to pharmacists via e-mail. Bidding will take place via the Company’s usual process.”

“The union spent countless hours at the bargaining table so all pharmacists could have the opportunity to view and apply for all open positions,” said John Coli, Jr., President of Local 727. “This is yet another example of Osco’s deliberate violation of contract language and it shows a complete disregard for the pharmacists’ rights under the contract.”

The union will continue to update Osco pharmacists on this and other grievances. If you have questions, contact your Local 727 business representative, Zach Frankenbach, at (847) 696-7500 or [email protected]al727.org.

Nothing in this article should be read as the union’s waiver of any legal argument, position or additional grievance. The union does not forfeit its right to make any and all supplemental arguments.

Category: Osco, PHARMACY

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