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“In The Midst Of This Pandemic, Workers See The Value In Belonging To A Union” - CVS Workers In Spring Valley, California ‘Go Union’ With The UFCW ‘For A Safer Workplace’ Amidst COVID-19

Published Thursday, June 3, 2021
by UFCW News
“In The Midst Of This Pandemic, Workers See The Value In Belonging To A Union” - CVS Workers In Spring Valley, California ‘Go Union’ With The UFCW ‘For A Safer Workplace’ Amidst COVID-19

(SPRING VALLEY, CALIFORNIA) - Workers employed at a CVS Pharmacy Store in Spring Valley, California have voted to join United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 135 for workplace protections during COVID-19 Pandemic, joining colleagues at 57 other CVS Pharmacy Stores that are represented by the Local.

The vote was conducted online and tallied by a representative of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

The Workers joined the UFCW because they were concerned about workplace safety conditions as a result of COVID-19 case spikes in the State of California.

The Workers sought Quarantine Pay if they get sent home, free Coronavirus testing, Hazard Pay, Seniority, a grievance procedure and other needed benefits.

Now, they will have the opportunity to address these concerns at the bargaining table.

This Worker victory at Spring Valley CVS Pharmacy comes on the heels of a blatant Anti-Union Campaign initiated by the company.

To disrupt the Organizing Drive at the Spring Valley store, CVS hired an Anti-Worker consulting firm, posted Anti-Union propaganda in the breakroom, interrogated Employees and frequently utilized intimidation tactics in the hopes of changing the minds of the majority of Employees at that location who wanted to join the UFCW.

Although the company attempted to break the fledgling Organizing Drive early in the process, the Workers ultimately prevailed.

“In the midst of this pandemic, Workers see the value in belonging to a Union,” UFCW Local 135 President Todd Walters said. “This is a victory for these Essential Workers that are on the front lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic!”

To Directly Access This Organizing Labor News Story, Go To: www.ufcw.org/actions/victories/more-cvs-workers-join-local-135-for-a-better-life/

 

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