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    U.S. Senator: Kevin de León             Governor: Gavin Newsom             Lt. Governor: Dr. Ed Hernandez             Attorney General: Xavier Becerra           State Treasurer: Fiona Ma           Controller: Betty Yee   […]
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Safe Prescriptions

UFCW is working to ensure pharmacists have the support to do their most important job: delivering the right medicines, in the right doses and protecting consumers against potentially deadly drug interactions.

Sacramento, CA – Pharmacists with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) today applauded the Assembly Appropriations Committee’s support of SB 1442 (Wiener), legislation that will protect the public health by strengthening staffing standards in retail pharmacies. UFCW pharmacists sponsored SB 1442 because dangerously low staffing of retail pharmacies hinders these health professionals from focusing […]
UFCW members are working to ensure pharmacists have the support needed to do their most important job: protecting consumers. Now your voice is needed! Join us June 24 at a tele-town hall to discuss pharmacy issues that directly affect you. Here is the call in information: 855-756-7520 Ext. 40852# If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns, […]
Sacramento, CA – Today, the California Senate voted to protect public health by passing SB 1442 (Wiener), a bill to strengthen staffing standards in retail pharmacies.  SB 1442 will equip pharmacists with much-needed support so they can focus on their most important job: protecting patients from dangerous drug interactions and safely dispensing prescriptions.

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The UFCW is the only union representing cannabis workers in California. We are committed to building a successful industry that offers consumers access to safe products and local communities jobs with better wages and benefits.

Listen to UFCW Western States Council Executive Director Jim Araby’s interview on 89.3 FM with KPCC. Jim highlights issues in the cannabis adult use industry such as consumer and worker safety as well as regulation and transparency.  “We want to ensure that there is a well-regulated market,” said Araby
UFCW is working to ensure the “green rush” means good jobs for California, with union contracts that empower cannabis workers to be watchdogs for communities. “Legalization is going to create 160,000 new jobs. New government jobs, new retail jobs, new manufacturing jobs. Many of these jobs will pay well and that will be the best […]
Voters passed Prop. 64 because the prohibition on cannabis wasn’t keeping us safe. Jeff Session’s announcement is an attack on California voters, and more of the same job-killing hypocrisy working people have come to expect from the Trump administration. UFCW’s workers will stand with California’s leaders to create thousands of good cannabis jobs and keep […]
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Sacramento, CA – Pharmacists with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) today applauded the Assembly Appropriations Committee’s support of SB 1442 (Wiener), legislation that will protect the public health by strengthening staffing standards in retail pharmacies. UFCW pharmacists sponsored SB 1442 because dangerously low staffing of retail pharmacies hinders these health professionals from focusing on their core responsibility – keeping patients safe.

“Working with patients’ prescriptions requires my total focus, but company management puts me in a stressful and potentially dangerous situation where I must spend hours on end working alone.  During that time I have to fill my patient’s prescription requests, call prescribing physicians, check for drug interactions, counsel patients, and answer phones and staff the cash register,” said Seung Oh, a pharmacist and member of UFCW Local 135. “SB 1442’s staffing standards mean pharmacists have the support necessary to do our most important job – keeping patients safe.”

“As California grapples with a serious shortage of primary care providers, highly trained pharmacists are a crucial support for patients, administering life-saving vaccines, spotting the first signs of opioid addiction, and delivering contraception, hormone therapy and tobacco cessation products,” said Andrea Zinder, Secretary-Treasurer, UFCW Local 324. “California’s pharmacists have willingly expanded their public service to help fill access gaps, but when retail stores short staff their pharmacies, they compromise pharmacists’ public health role. Sadly, it’s the pharmacists and patients put in harms’ way when professional judgment is compromised, and pharmacists’ licenses are on the line. I applaud the Assembly Appropriations Committee’s commitment to protecting public health with their vote on SB 1442.”

SB 1442 is supported by the California State Board of Pharmacy, the agency responsible for protecting the health and safety of Californians through pharmacy regulation, the California Labor Federation, and SEIU California. SB 1442 now goes to the Assembly Floor.

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August 15, 2018

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UFCW members are working to ensure pharmacists have the support needed to do their most important job: protecting consumers.
Now your voice is needed!
Join us June 24 at a tele-town hall to discuss pharmacy issues that directly affect you.
Here is the call in information:
855-756-7520 Ext. 40852#
If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns, please email: info@ufcwstatescouncil.org
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