Daniella Genovese | April 13, 2024

Two CVS pharmacies in Rhode Island, the state where the company’s corporate headquarters is located, filed to unionize Friday as workers across the industry continue to highlight an escalating staffing crisis and cite concerns about patient safety.

Pharmacists at the stores in Wakefield and Westerly are seeking to join The Pharmacy Guild, a U.S. trade union exclusively specializing in representing and unionizing pharmacy professionals, to fight for higher staffing levels, which they argue will lead to optimal patient safety and care outcomes. Both pharmacies are standalone 24-hour pharmacies.

These pharmacies join workers in Nevada, who filed to unionize with The Pharmacy Guild at the end of March.

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