WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), which represents 1.2 million essential workers across North America, including retail pharmacists, released the following statement in response to CVS and Walgreens pharmacy staff walking off the job in protest of working conditions.
UFCW International President Marc Perrone released the following statement:
“We support all of the hard-working pharmacy staff who have decided to take a stand by walking out and fighting for a better life at work. By standing together, workers are showing Walgreens and CVS that they will not sit by as these corporations continue to fail them.
“The UFCW represents thousands of CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid workers, including pharmacy staff, who work hard to keep their stores running every day. We have seen the toll that the pandemic took on our members as they risked their lives daily to ensure the safety and wellbeing of communities across the nation. Their contributions cannot be forgotten. We applaud all pharmacy workers and support their right to make their voices heard and join a union.”
The UFCW International is the largest private sector union in the United States, representing 1.2 million workers and their families in grocery, meatpacking, food processing, healthcare, cannabis, retail, and other essential industries. UFCW members serve our communities in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Learn more about the UFCW at ufcw.org.