By Dennis Limmer | November 8, 2023

A union pharmacy may be in the works as staff workers temporarily pause their job duties at CVS and Walgreens. With the movement still relatively early in its walkout stage, pharmacy walkout organizers are planning to launch a further national push to unionize pharmacists and technicians.

This union push has been dubbed “The Pharmacy Guild,” and it’s a collaboration between the union organizers and IAM Healthcare, a union for healthcare professionals. In addition to seeking union representation, The Pharmacy Guild also aims to let pharmacy staff address concerns about understaffing and increased workloads in the industry, particularly at major chains like Walgreens and CVS.