A Call to Action at Rite Aid stores

National Day of Action for Dignity & Respect
Protest at Rite Aid drug stores
Wednesday, December 15


On Dec. 15, Rite Aid workers and their unions will stand up to fight back against management’s attack on their living standards and rights on the job.

Over the last few years, executives at Rite Aid have made bad business decisions that caused serious financial problems at the nation’s third largest drug store chain.

Instead of working with employees to move forward in a challenging environment, Rite Aid executives are trying to make the company’s loyal and hard-working employees pay for management’s mistakes.

Rite Aid just increased its CEO’s total compensation to $4.5 million, but…

• In Cleveland OH, Rite Aid management declared on December 1 that it would impose a concessionary contract, drastically increasing the cost of health insurance to workers;
In Lancaster CA, management is also trying to shift the burden of rising health costs to workers;
• In Rome NY, management is closing union facilities where workers have a real voice on the job and shifting work to non-union facilities; and
• Across the country, management is not living up to its commitments and is refusing to bargain fairly.

Vote for RITE AID as SCROOGE of the YEAR!

riteaidRite Aid workers from the following unions will lead actions at Rite Aid stores: United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776 (PA) and Local 880 (OH); and International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 26 (CA).

With support from the AFL-CIO, United Students Against Sweatshops and Jobs with Justice, we call on all union supporters, community and student allies to participate in a National Day of Action on December 15.

For more info about a Rite Aid action near you, contact:

• ILWU, Peter Olney, (415) 775-0533, email hidden; JavaScript is required
• UFCW, Chris Snyder, UFCW Local 1776, (800) 635-6994 x 308, email hidden; JavaScript is required; or Tom Robertson, UFCW Local 880, (216) 241-5930, email hidden; JavaScript is required
• AFL-CIO, Rand Wilson, (617) 803-0799, email hidden; JavaScript is required
• United Students Against Sweatshops, Teresa Cheng, email hidden; JavaScript is required
• Jobs with Justice, Treston Faulkner, (404) 381-0902, email hidden; JavaScript is required