Union protest targets Rite Aid.
More than 500 attendees at the recent International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Conference in Anaheim, Calif., protested Rite Aid by carrying bags that said, "Trust Rite Aid? Think Twice." Most of the attendees are involved in administering union healthcare and pension trusts. A labor coalition of 1199SEIU (Service Employees International Union), ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union), and UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers) was present at the conference. The unions claim that Rite Aid is violating its contractual obligations and federal labor law and running aggressive anti-union campaigns on the East and West coasts. At press time, Rite Aid had not responded to Drug Topics' request for comment.