Last week, tired of the workload, several CVS pharmacists in stores across the Kansas City area stopped going to work.
CVS responded by promising to hire more people to ease the workload which had grown to the extent that it was difficult to even take bathroom breaks.
According to Ron Fitzwater, CEO of the Missouri Pharmacy Association, not enough is invested in to hiring the right staff for the services.
The workers' no-show comes at a time when several industry workers are striking against unfair workplace practices.
Unlike the Writers' Guild Association and United Auto Workers, CVS does not need better wages and paid vacation, but more people to manage workloads.
Additionally, some stores have only one pharmacist, and these stores often have to close temporarily if the pharmacist needs to leave.
However, unlike other strikes, the pharmacy workers are not unionized, making it difficult for any effective coordinated action to be successful.