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Two CVS retail stores in Rhode Island join new national pharmacy union

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Pharmacy staff at two retail stores in Rhode Island voted to join a new national pharmacy union on Friday. The workers allege unsafe working conditions and seek representation in negotiations with their employer. The two locations are the first stores in CVS’s home state to unionize. In addition to the Rhode Island stores, a CVS Omnicare pharmacy in Las Vegas has already joined the union. The movement aims to address concerns about understaffing and increasing workloads, particularly exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pharmacy Guild, formed in November, hopes to advocate for improved standards in the pharmacy industry.