May 26, 2024

Why Walgreens pharmacy workers are walking off the job

New York

Retail pharmacists and technicians around the country say they’re overworked, underpaid and fed up.

Now some are walking off the job.

Pharmacy staff at Walgreens locations across the country called out of work on Monday to protest harsh working conditions, leaving some stores closed or critically understaffed. Organizers told CNN that hundreds of workers participated in the organized action, which is expected to last through Wednesday.

The walkouts come just two weeks after dozens of pharmacy employees at CVS, America’s largest retail pharmacy chain, walked off the job in Kansas City.