Union Challenges Osco’s Refusal to Provide Health Care Information

| January 28, 2016

Local 727 Files Unfair Labor Practice Charge

Teamsters Local 727 has filed an unfair labor practice charge against Osco because the company still refuses to provide relevant information about its health and welfare plan.

The union initially requested information about the costs and contributions associated with Osco’s health and welfare plan on Nov. 5, 2015. When the company finally responded, Osco management said they would not provide the information unless the union signs a confidentiality agreement. Osco then failed to sufficiently explain why the requested information, which is directly related to the terms and conditions of pharmacist members’ employment, is proprietary or otherwise sensitive company information.

“What is Osco trying to hide?” said John T. Coli, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727. “As always, our union wants to be completely transparent and share information with our members. Local 727 cannot and will not agree to keep information confidential, especially not when it is pertinent to the lives and livelihoods of our pharmacist members.”

The union filed the unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board on Jan. 28.

Local 727 representatives are working with Osco pharmacists to prepare for upcoming contract negotiations with the company. The current three-year contract expires May 7, 2016.

Teamsters Local 727 represents more than 500 Osco pharmacists throughout the Greater Chicago area.


Category: Osco, PHARMACY

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