By Mike Elk | November 22, 2023

Pharmacist Organizing Forces Walgreens to Give Thanksgiving Off

Across the United States, pharmacists have been increasingly organizing, engaging in wildcat strikes, and winning changes. Last month, the Machinists union even launched the Pharmacist Guild.

In response to their organizing, Walgreens has agreed to close most of their pharmacies for Thanksgiving.

“This is clearly a reaction to pharmacy professionals coming together to unionize with The Pharmacy Guild,” said the Pharmacists Guild in a statement. “While Walgreens is finally starting to consider the work-life balance disparity of their pharmacy employees, it is short-lived and does not address underlying problems.”