April 27, pharmacists at Osco Drug voted to become members of Teamsters Union Local No. 340. The newly organized group consists of pharmacies located within 16 Shaw’s Supermarkets throughout Maine. The Teamsters had been working on this issue, having filed a petition to the National Labor Relations Board earlier this year.

“We are excited to work with the Osco pharmacists in securing them powerful representation that Teamsters Union Local 340 can bring to their workplace,” said Brett Miller, president of the Local 340. “We will work tirelessly, providing them with the best representation to improve their working conditions and negotiate a strong contract that puts their rights and protections on paper.”

“Labor is under attack in our great state. Now, more than ever, workers are uniting to have a voice at the table,” said Teamsters Union Local 340 organizer Ed Marzano. “The pharmacists of Osco Pharmacy delivered that message loud and clear by voting for Teamster representation.”

Teamsters Union Local No. 340 represents approximately 3,800 men and women working in both public and private sectors.