Some Walgreens Pharmacists Walk Out Over 'Harsh' Conditions

Walgreens walkout follows two others last month by CVS staff who also cited poor conditions that put patients and staff at risk.

A Walgreens store is seen in Miami, Florida.
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Pharmacists, technicians and support staff at various Walgreens stores in several states have staged walkouts this week, citing “harsh working conditions that make it difficult to safely fill prescriptions,” according to multiple media reports and first reported by CNN.

The strike, which is expected to end October 11, resulted in pharmacy closures at the retail pharmacy chain's stores in Arizona, Massachusetts, Oregon and Washington, according to the report. Some stores remain open with minimal staff, while others are only operating their drive-thru pharmacies or are reducing hours, the report noted.

Subscribe to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Be a smarter, better informed investor.

Save up to 74%

Sign up for Kiplinger’s Free E-Newsletters

Profit and prosper with the best of expert advice on investing, taxes, retirement, personal finance and more - straight to your e-mail.

Profit and prosper with the best of expert advice - straight to your e-mail.

Sign up

To continue reading this article
please register for free

This is different from signing in to your print subscription

Why am I seeing this? Find out more here

Joey Solitro

Joey Solitro is a freelance financial journalist at Kiplinger with more than a decade of experience. A longtime equity analyst, Joey has covered a range of industries for media outlets including The Motley Fool, Seeking Alpha, Market Realist, and TipRanks. Joey holds a bachelor's degree in business administration.