Sunday, October 10, 2010

Note from SEIUPA

A note from our friends at SEIUPA:

Despite the recession, Express Scripts, one of the country’s largest pharmacy benefit companies, raked in $550 million in profit since the beginning of this year. By any measure the company is doing very well.

And yet, Express Scripts is threatening to close its Bensalem, PA facility and put 900 more workers on the unemployment line unless they take huge pay cuts and give up the quality health care and retirement benefits their families depend on.

And we have to hold Express Scripts in particular accountable because the company makes its millions off of union and employer health plans, contracts with state and federal agencies, including a $2.8 billion contract with the US Department of Defense, and they benefit from the Medicare Plan D perscription drug plan.

If our economy is ever going to recover, we have to stop giant corporations like Express Scripts from using the recession as an excuse to destroy good jobs.

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