Employees at New Jersey cannabis company Verano NJ voted to ratify a union contract with native chapters 152 and 360 of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW).
According to a union information launch, workers on the company determined to arrange to make sure their rights are protected and acknowledged.
Verano NJ, which is licensed to develop and course of medical cannabis in New Jersey, employs 80 workers. The company lately held a sequence of group job festivals to develop its workforce.
“Everyone wins when a mutually respectful, union-business relationship exists,” mentioned Hugh Giordano, Local 152 consultant.
“This agreement extends our commitment to employees in this exciting young industry, and it will assist Verano NJ in accomplishing its goals in a way that benefits host communities.”
There is an growing quantity of union exercise within the marijuana sector.
Workers at Pennsylvania cannabis company CannTech signed a UFCW contract in December, and related strikes have been made in Washington DC and Rhode Island in October.
Also, the UCFW lately claimed victory in a prolonged dispute with three California firms over worker wages.