CVS Pharmacists Ratify New Agreement

CVS advisory committee members (left to right) Emmanuel Njoku, Manny Ayotebi, Floyd Morrison, and Yewell Adams. Not pictured: Meseret Agonafer. Photo by Karlyn Williams

On July 15, 2012 CVS pharmacists voted in favor of a new contract set to expire March 20, 2015. This two-and-a-half year deal affects 562 pharmacists and includes the following key provisions:

  • Additions to the bereavement/leaves of absence article to include aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, step-parent, step-brother, and step-sister
  • Pay increase for all pharmacists
  • No transfers of pharmacists to other work site locations without consulting the union
  • Formation of a joint committee between pharmacists and pharmacy supervisors to openly discuss technician and support staffing guidelines
  • Holiday policy formally included in the contract as a reference