Category Archives: unions

Update: Illinois’ Cresco Labs Cannabis Workers Vote to Unionize

After receiving national attention from progressive leaders like Bernie Sanders, workers at Cresco Labs’ Joliet, Illinois facility voted to organize with the United Food and Commercial Workers on Tuesday. The decision makes them the first cannabis workers in the state to have a union.  In a press statement, the workers’ new local president, UFCW Local […]

Workers Will Vote Today On Joining Illinois’ First Cannabis Union

Organized labor in the Illinois cannabis world could enter into a new era today. In Joliet, 100 employees at Cresco Labs will vote on whether they will join the United Food and Commercial Workers. Should the yeses outnumber the nos, they will be the first workplace in the state to organize.  Legal recreational cannabis sales […]

Over Two Dozen Medical Cannabis Growers in Pennsylvania Unionize

The employees of a Pennsylvania medical marijuana company have signed a labor contract with their employer, making them the first cannabis workers in the state to unionize. The three-year agreement between employees and management of Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Solutions was recently ratified, making about 30 production and laboratory operations workers in a Scranton manufacturing facility […]

California Cities Seeing Cannabis Industry Workers Unionizing

Northern California’s South Bay now has its first cannabis union. Representatives from the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) announced on Friday at San Jose City Hall that workers at the town’s MedMen dispensary location would organize. Employees at the dispensary will enjoy wages that come in at $3 above Californian minimum wage, two weeks […]