By Francesca Di Meglio | November 10, 2023

Pharmacy Workers to Unionize

CNN reported that pharmacy workers at companies like Walgreens and CVS planned to launch the Pharmacy Guild, a labor union. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and pharmacy labor activists are supporting this unionization effort. The workers say that they are overworked and understaffed. They argue that this is dangerous for them but also patients who rely on them for their medication.

This news comes on the heels of these workers staging three separate walkouts around the United States. It is part of a greater movement in which workers are unionizing, striking, and demanding better pay and working conditions across the board. It’s also part of an era that risks being remembered for its divisiveness and the deepening divide between the poor and the rich and the loss of the middle class.