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Union alleges overwork and understaffing at CVS pharmacies

Union alleges overwork and understaffing at CVS pharmacies

The union representing Chicago-area CVS pharmacists warned of safety risks Tuesday from "management's mistreatment of overworked and understaffed pharmacists," allegations that come as the parties negotiate a new contract.

About 150 CVS pharmacists have been working without a contract since their last three-year agreement expired Saturday, Teamsters Local 727 said in a news release. The union claims management has been unresponsive to workers' concerns about quality-of-life issues including uninterrupted breaks, preservation of the nine-hour workday and the elimination of "superfluous tasks" that take time away from their primary responsibilities.

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