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 mediator’s suggestions and was more than willing to negotiate to reach a fair deal,” said John Coli Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727. “It appears that CVS, unfortunately, is stubbornly unwilling to even engage in the negotiating process. Management seems to hope that by continuing to waste the Union’s time, we’ll bargain against ourselves and cede our positions. Fighting for our members’ interests remains the Union’s number one priority and we will not be deterred by CVS’s tactics.”

Coli added that while CVS has not moved from its measly wage offer which does not include retro-activity, it seems to have no problem continuing to pay its attorney to fly in from Massachusetts and waste everyone’s time.

The Company also said it would supply dates for future negotiating sessions but provided none to the mediator. Local 727 will continue to work with the mediator to arrange dates.

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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