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 during the October 3rd session. Not surprisingly, when asked on October 3rd during the mediation session to provide additional dates CVS was willing to meet, management refused.

At the conclusion of the October 3rd mediation, the federal mediator indicated he would send future dates to both Parties. Hearing nothing from the mediator, Local 727 reached out to him for dates on October 18th. Responding a week later, the mediator proposed a number of dates. The Union responded immediately, indicating that of the dates offered, the Union was available and willing to meet on 11 separate dates beginning as soon as December 4th. Local 727 also requested that the Parties select more than one date to avoid further delay by CVS in the future.

CVS finally responded October 27th, with management indicating they were only available for one date. The Parties will resume negotiations on December 13th, and the Union will continue to demand more dates from CVS.

“CVS’s delay tactics are beyond tiresome and it just shows the contempt they have for the pharmacists’ concerns and the bargaining process in general,” said John Coli Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727.

If you have questions, contact Local 727 Business Representative Melissa Senatore at (847) 696-7500 or [email protected].

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.


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