News Headlines Article

Kaiser Permanante pharmacists threaten strike
Los Angeles Business Journal

Get your drugs now. It might be a little bit harder come Monday.

Kaiser Permanente issued a warning to its insured members that they might have to shut down most of its Southern California pharmacies starting Monday, as its 1,400 pharmacists have threatened to strike, the Orange County Register reported Thursday.

So, what do these pharmacists want (and when do they want it)? They seek the restoration of a pension plan they lost three years ago (they didn’t technically lose it – it was taken from them); health benefits for part-time workers; and new procedures designed to ensure patients’ safety, Robin Borden says.