Welcome to the UFCW Professional Division
Food Pharmacist Bargaining Update –The UFCW Local Unions have met with Albertsons / Vons and Ralphs and exchanged proposals. Bargaining dates have been scheduled throughout May and into early June. Both sides have asked a Federal Mediator to assist. For regular updates, please check your local union web site. Questions can be sent to the web master or your local union representative.
We also want to hear from you and invite your input. If there are issues or questions you would like to see addressed, please contact your union webmaster by visiting your local union's web site.
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2016 UFCW RX CONTRACT SURVEY
UPDATE on Call In Meeting
NEWS & UPDATES
An update on smoking cessation is now up on the Rx Consultant Web Site (www.rxconsultant.com) and has been mailed to UFCW pharmacist members. It is a TERRIFIC program and includes 2 hours of CE. We are fortunate to have the leading experts in the field as authors. Our authors are currently working with the Board of Pharmacy to develop guidelines for implementing SB 493 as it applies to smoking cessation products.
SB493 - California Bill Recognizes Pharmacists as Providers (LINK)
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UFCW Professional Division
8530 Stanton Avenue, Suite 2A
Buena Park, CA 90620
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Attention UFCW Immunizing Pharmacits
California Pharmacy Law requires immunizing pharmacists to recertify their CPR training every 2 years. If your Employer requires you to immunize, the CE class and time spent for CPR recertification is a job requirement and the UFCW has been successful in requiring Employers to pay. This includes both the cost of the class and the hours you must spend to complete the class.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your
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CHERYL BUTLER APPOINTED TO CA BOARD OF PHARMACY
Cheryl Butler of UFCW Local 770 was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the California Board of Pharmacy on March 6, 2013. With Cheryl's appointment, the UFCWRx now has two concurrently serving members on the Board (Rosalyn Hackworth is now serving her second term).
Cheryl has been a pharmacist, vice president and union representative at UFCW's Local 770 since 2002. She was a head pharmacist at Rite Aid Pharmacy from 1980 to 2002. Butler is also a member of the California Pharmacists Association.
Attention all UFCW pharmacists employed at Albertsons, Ralphs, Vons and Stater Bros.
We have changed the date of the call in meeting to discuss upcoming negotiations.
Originally scheduled for Feb. 7
The new date is February 21 at 6:30 p.m.
The call in number is: (888) 398-2342
Access code – 7338421
We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that many of you will participate on this call.
Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons Negotiation Update - June 27, 2016
UFCW Pharmacists employed at Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons throughout Southern CA voted to authorize economic action, up to and including a strike, if the Company refuses to make a fair offer for a new contract. Pharmacist demands include annual wage increases, maintaining Employer provided medical benefits and the defined pension plan and addressing staffing issues in the pharmacies. Although the Collective Bargaining Agreement expired March 6, the 3 companies have failed to propose any wage increases in response to Union demands, are unwilling to continue funding medical benefits at the current levels and have refused to make any changes to staffing issues, claiming the pharmacists are not overworked.
Profits at Albertsons, Vons and Ralphs continue to soar while employee wages stagnate. Pharmacists often work 12-hour shifts with only a 30 minute lunch break. Pharmacist responsibilities continue to increase as more procedures formerly performed in doctor's offices transition to retail pharmacies.
Through collective bargaining, legislation and regulation the UFCW strives to provide retail pharmacists with adequate compensation, benefits and protections at the work place.
UFCW PROFESSIONAL DIVISION ADVISORY COMMITTEE CREATED
The UFCW Professional Division is always looking to better serve your needs. With this goal in mind, a representative advisory group of your fellow pharmacists met on March 6 and initiated the "UFCW Professional Division Advisory Committee."
The agenda included discussions on revamping our web site, other communication tools such as text messaging, pharmacists' rights on the job, and continuing education programs sponsored by UFCW.
Please review the Letter to Pharmacists for complete details of the meeting.
Over 35 practical drug therapy updates
50 CE Hours
Provided by the UFCW to support your continuing education and professional growth.
Special Edition of The Rx Consultant titled Pharmacy Law: Determining the Legitimacy of Opioid Prescriptions Under the Corresponding Responsibility Doctrine is now available
UFCW CONTINUING EDUCATION
Earn six hours of CE for attending one full day of a Board of Pharmacy meeting.
Board members (note: Rosalyn Hackworth, Secretary-Treasurer of UFCW Local 135, is currently serving her second term, while Cheryl Butler of UFCW Local 770 was appointed in 2013)
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