The Strength and Persistence of Local 727 Results in Creation of a Bypass to Osco’s Biometric System

| October 19, 2017

Earlier this year, Teamsters Local 727 filed a grievance against Osco for violating the collective bargaining agreement by its unilateral implementation of a biometric system which prevented pharmacists from taking uninterrupted breaks. Osco and Local 727 were unable to resolve the issue during the grievance process. The Union then submitted the grievance to arbitration.

In an effort to resolve the issue, Osco recently informed Local 727 that it has created a “bypass” to biometrics which will allow employees to bypass the biometric requirement when a pharmacist is on his/her break.

“Although it took a lot of fight from Local 727, the end result is a huge win for pharmacists and the Union,” said John Coli Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727. “There was simply no way that a pharmacist could take an uninterrupted break with the previous biometric requirement. I am happy we were able to remove one obstacle that prevented pharmacists from getting their contractual breaks.”

If you have any questions, please contact Local 727 Business Representative Zach Frankenbach 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.

Category: Osco, PHARMACY

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