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Sacramento, CA – Pharmacists with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) today applauded Governor Brown’s signature on SB 1442 (Wiener), legislation that will protect the public health by strengthening staffing standards in retail pharmacies. The following statement can be attributed to Seung Oh, a pharmacist, and a member of UFCW Local 135:
“We’re glad Governor Brown saw SB 1442 as important legislation to prevent the dangerously low staffing of retail pharmacies and allow pharmacists to focus on their core responsibility – keeping patients safe. California has been grappling with a serious shortage of primary care providers and pharmacists have stepped up to increase access to health care for underserved Californians by giving patients flu shots, aiding in the administration of birth control, and providing smoking cessation products. (more…)
GOVERNOR BROWN: SIGN AB 235 TO GIVE WORKERS A PATHWAY TO 21ST CENTURY CAREERS
Sacramento, CA – The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council today applauded the California Senate’s bipartisan support of AB 235 (O’Donnell), legislation that provides pathways to 21st Century careers with apprenticeship opportunities in emerging industries including healthcare, advanced manufacturing and IT. The following statement may be attributed to Jim Araby, Executive Director, UFCW Western States Council:
“21st Century jobs need 21st century thinking around workers – and California has rightly invested $15 million annually over the past three years to promote the creation of new apprenticeship programs in non-traditional industry sectors. The expansion of apprenticeship training is essential for working Californians to gain the skills needed for the demands of a changing economy. (more…)
GOVERNOR BROWN HAS OPPORTUNITY TO PROTECT CALIFORNIANS’ HEALTH WITH PHARMACY SAFETY BILL
Sacramento, CA – Pharmacists with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) today applauded the California State Assembly’s bipartisan support of SB 1442 (Wiener), legislation that will protect the public health by strengthening staffing standards in retail pharmacies. SB 1442 now goes to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature on important legislation that prevents dangerously low staffing of retail pharmacies and allows pharmacists to focus on their core responsibility – keeping patients safe.
“Company management policies that force my fellow pharmacists and I to work alone for hours on end are unfair and unsafe,” said Suzanne Bradbury, a registered pharmacist and member of the UFCW Professional Board. “During a typical shift I must fill my patient’s prescription requests, call prescribing physicians, check for drug interactions and allergic reactions, counsel patients, answer questions from patients, and answer phones and staff the cash register. All at the same time. SB 1442’s much needed staffing standards mean I can focus on doing my most important job – keeping my patients safe.” (more…)