With tears in her eyes, Karen Schwarcz joined the other protesters in front of Rite Aid's corporate headquarters in Wormleysburg, Cumberland County. She says was fired nearly 5 years ago, she claims, so the company could hire younger cheaper labor.
"After 14 years my life was in there it was like they cut my arm off or cut my leg off like I lost a child," she said.
Lancaster California warehouse. Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Bill George said a vote to unionize was taken last April but they still don't have a contract.
"That's how they beat the union because if you go over one year and don't get a contract, you have to start all over again. They're already paying underground union busters," he said.
A Rite Aid spokesperson released a rebuttal saying the company has been bargaining in good faith have offered to stay at the table all night to work out differences, but the union so far has not accepted the offer.