Pharmacy Contract Negotiations Continue

Negotiation Updates

June 6th, 2022

Negotiations for your new pharmacy contract continued last week.
What Happened? The company and union bargaining committees continued to exchange proposals, have discussions, ask questions, and address concerns.

The union bargaining committee also notified the company that many pharmacists are withdrawing their voluntary agreement for a 12-hour alternative workday. With this notification, pharmacists who have given written notice of withdrawing their preference for 12-hour alternative workdays will now be moved to an 8-hour a day (40 hour a week) work schedule. This change will take effect for hours worked beginning June 20, if possible.

Despite this change, the company is committed to keeping our pharmacies operational and continuing to provide exceptional customer service to our pharmacy customers.

Committed to Reaching an Agreement We are committed to continuing to invest in wages and reaching an agreement that rewards our pharmacists, including investments in their already market competitive wages, high-quality health care benefits and a pension for retirement.

Ralphs must balance investments in our pharmacy associates with keeping medication and health services affordable for customers and patients all while maintaining a sustainable pharmacy business.

More Bargaining Dates
The company and union will meet again June 20 to continue to bargain. We will keep you up to date on negotiations with regular updates posted on your store communication board, FEED, this website, and through your store leader. If you have any questions during this process, please talk to your store leader.

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