Pharmacy employees at some Walgreens stores in the U.S. are planning walkouts next week over challenging working conditions, a source with knowledge of the action confirmed Saturday to Fox News Digital.
Employees, including pharmacists and technicians, say their current workload that includes administering various vaccinations, could affect patient safety, making it more difficult to fill prescriptions accurately, according to a CNN report.
The walkouts are excepted to take place from Monday to Wednesday.
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As the nation’s second-largest pharmacy chain, there are more than 8,600 Walgreens stores in the U.S., and employees at more than 500 of them plan reportedly plan to walk off the job.
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Late last month, employees at CVS pharmacies in the Kansas City area walked off the job in protest of their workload.
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“It all relates to not enough dollars going in to hire the appropriate staff to be able to deliver the services,” Ron Fitzwater, CEO of the Missouri Pharmacy Association, told the Associated Press.
Walgreens told Reuters in a statement, “We are making significant investments in pharmacist wages and hiring bonuses to attract/retain talent in harder to staff locations.”
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Fox News Digital reached out to Walgreens for comment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.