Teamsters Local 727 Business Representative Melissa Senatore directly represents members working at CVS pharmacies across the Chicago area. Any CVS member who has an issue at work, including questions about the contract, potential grievances or private matters, do not hesitate to contact Melissa or the Local 727 union office immediately via phone or email.
Teamsters Local 727 representatives will be holding feedback sessions with CVS pharmacists to discuss workplace issues. Times and locations for feedback sessions are based on pharmacists' availability.
CVS Ignores Union's Request to Enter Federal Mediation
08.04.16 -- CVS management is repeating its history of unreasonable actions and delay tactics by ignoring Teamsters Local 727’s request to enter federal mediation. At the end of the last negotiation meeting on July 21 – during which CVS management openly threatened “to do things that would be to the detriment of pharmacists” after the Local 727 Bargaining Committee would not agree to the company’s regressive proposals – the union formally asked CVS to agree to enter federal mediation. The union specifically asked for available dates to meet for mediation, but management would not respond across the table. Two weeks later, the company still has not responded.
03.18.16 -- The rising cost of education is a concern across the nation — a fact that is not lost on CVS pharmacist Rose Hillmara. Hillmara, an 18-year Teamster member, has two children in college, and she says her family is able to make it work thanks in large part to the Teamsters Local 727 Legal and Educational Assistance Benefit.
If you are called into a meeting and have reason to believe that disciplinary action may be imposed, you have the right to have your union representative present during the meeting.
Read this statement to management: “If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I request my union representative be present at the meeting. Without representation, I choose not to answer any questions. This is my right under the U.S. Supreme Court decision called Weingarten.”