2024 CVS Bargaining Updates

June 5, 2024

Over three sessions this last week, we met with CVS for our second round of bargaining. At our previous bargaining session on May 23, we asked the company to show up with serious answers to our proposals that would move bargaining forward and allow us to reach an agreement on the fair contract that we deserve.

While we have reached a few agreements on minor issues, the company continues to shoot down our reasonable offers regarding our most important issues like safety and staffing. They refuse to discuss wages and continue to defend their staffing levels and safety training rather than listening to the people who are in the stores every day.

We’ve been clear with CVS: we want to reach a fair agreement by the time our contract expires on June 30. That’s why we gave them all of our proposals on the very first day of bargaining and why we expected them to come prepared to negotiate on the issues that affect our lives.

What’s Next?

We don’t meet with the company until June 20, so right now, it’s critical we send CVS a message loud and clear: We deserve a fair contract that delivers us safe staffing levels and the wages and health benefits needed to raise healthy families by the time our contract expires, and we’re ready to do what it takes to reach a Tentative Agreement by June 30.

That’s why we are rallying on Saturday, June 22, at 11 am in Whittier, Ca, and San Jose, Ca, to show a united force of solidarity and strength so they know we are not going to accept anything less than what we deserve. Make a plan to attend and RSVP here: https://bit.ly/CVSrally622

Your Stewards, Union Reps, and Bargaining Committee members have also been circulating a petition in every one of our stores. Thousands of us have already signed, but if you haven’t had the chance, now is the time to make sure your voice is heard.

When the company sees us showing up to rallies, signing petitions, and engaging in bargaining, they’ll know that we are standing strong for a fair contract.

We will continue to push for productive bargaining sessions that will allow us to negotiate for the contract we deserve. As always, if you have any questions about bargaining or if there is anything we can help you with, please do not hesitate to reach out to your Steward, Union Rep, or Bargaining Committee Member.

In Solidarity,

Your UFCW CVS Bargaining Committee


ESPAÑOL

¡Haz oír tu voz!

Compañero de CVS,

En las tres sesiones de esta última semana, nos reunimos con CVS en nuestra segunda ronda de negociaciones. En nuestra previa sesión de negociaciones del 23 de mayo, pedimos a la compañía presentarse con respuestas serias a nuestras propuestas, que hicieran avanzar las negociaciones y nos permitieran lograr un acuerdo del contrato justo que nos merecemos.

Aunque hemos logrado algunos acuerdos en temas menores, la compañía sigue rechazando nuestras ofertas razonables relacionadas a nuestros temas más importantes como seguridad y suficiente personal. Ellos se niegan a negociar sobre sueldos y continúan defendiendo sus niveles de personal y entrenamiento de seguridad en lugar de escuchar a las personas que están en las tiendas todos los días.

Hemos sido claros con CVS: queremos lograr un contrato justo para la fecha en que vence nuestro contrato el 30 de junio. Por eso les dimos todas nuestras propuestas desde el primer día de negociaciones y la razón por la que esperábamos que ellos llegaran preparados para negociar sobre los temas que afectan nuestras vidas.

¿Qué sigue?

No nos reuniremos con la compañía hasta el 20 de junio, entonces ahorita es crucial que mandemos a CVS un mensaje fuerte y claro:Merecemos un contrato justo que nos de niveles de personal seguros y los salarios y beneficios de salud que necesitamos para mantener a nuestras familias saludables para la fecha que vence nuestro contrato y estamos listos para hacer lo que sea necesario para lograr un Acuerdo Tentativo para el 30 de junio.

Por eso llevaremos  a cabo una manifestación el Sábado 22 de Junio, a las 11am en Whittier y San José para mostrar una fuerza unida de solidaridad y fortaleza para que ellos sepan que no vamos a aceptar nada menos de lo que nos merecemos. Haz planes para asistir y regístrate aquí:

Whittier: https://bit.ly/CVSrally622

Tus Delegados, representantes de la Unión y miembros del Comité de Negociaciones también han estado haciendo circular una petición en cada una de nuestras tiendas. Miles de nosotros ya hemos firmado, pero si no has tenido la oportunidad, ahora es el momento de asegurarte de que se escuche tu voz.

Cuando la compañía nos vea asistiendo a manifestaciones, firmando peticiones y negociando, sabrán que nos mantenemos firmes en favor de un contrato justo.

Continuaremos presionando para lograr sesiones de negociación productivas que nos permitan negociar el contrato que merecemos. Como siempre, si tienes alguna pregunta sobre la negociación o si hay algo en lo que podamos ayudarte, no dudes en comunicarte con tu Delegado, Representante de la Unión o miembro del Comité de Negociaciones.

En Solidaridad,

Tu Comité de Negociaciones de UFCW y CVS

 


May 31, 2024

May 23, 2024

What happened during our first bargaining session?

On May 23, we met with CVS for our very first day of bargaining. We showed up at the table as a strong, united force of proud, essential CVS members and UFCW union representatives who are ready to fight for the contract we rightfully deserve. We began the bargaining session by presenting all of our proposals, including fair pay and benefits that reflect our essential work, safe staffing levels that prevent theft and burnout, and affordable and comprehensive health benefits to keep us well. 

We made our priorities explicit. We told the company we deserve safe staffing levels and the wages and health benefits needed to raise healthy families. We are demanding a fair contract that respects our essential work that reflects our vital healthcare role and the staffing and store safety required to improve customers’ shopping experience.

CVS refused to give us their economic proposals today and was more concerned about protecting the company than giving us what we deserve.

What’s next?

We will meet again with the company on May 31 for our second round of bargaining. In the meantime, the company will review the proposals we submitted, and we will continue to urge them to come back to the table with serious offers that recognize the value of our work.

Our contract is set to expire on June 30.

When a contract expires, it doesn’t mean that our wages, benefits, or protections will end. However, we will push CVS to reach an agreement with us on the contract we deserve by the day our contract expires.

In order to make a strong contract possible, we must stay united, strong, and engaged. Whether we’re at the bargaining table or in the stores, we have the power to show the company that we’re serious about our proposals and that we’re ready to stand together to get a strong contract.

If you have any questions about bargaining, or if there is anything we can help you with, please do not hesitate to reach out to your Steward, Union Rep, or Bargaining Committee Member.

In Solidarity,

Your UFCW CVS Bargaining Committee

May 20, 2024

Join UFCW Tuesday May 28 at 9AM and 7PM for a webinar regarding our upcoming contract campaign with CVS.

Our contract expires June 30, 2024, and now is the time to stand together to ensure you get the safe staffing levels you deserve and the wages and health benefits you need to raise healthy families.

Register here for the 9AM call ufcw324.org/CVS-0528-9am

Register here for the 7PM call ufcw324.org/CVS-0528-7pm

Fill out this google form ahead of time to let us know what questions you want answered on these webinars: ufcw324.org/CVS-webinar-questions

May 20, 2024