Cannabis employees in Pennsylvania validate UFCW union agreement

Workers at Pennsylvania cannabis business CannTech voted to validate a union agreement with the United Food and Commercial Employees International Union (UFCW) Regional 1776.

A union press release provided Wednesday did not define the variety of CannTech staff members covered by the brand-new agreement however stated the pact impacts employees at the business’s medical marijuana center in Warrendale, Pennsylvania.

The agreement likewise covers employees at a CannTech medical marijuana dispensary that is currently open along with employees at 4 other Pennsylvania MMJ dispensaries that the business is preparing to open, UFCW Resident 1776 informed Marijuana Organization Daily

” The three-year arrangement consists of market leading retirement advantages, earnings and LGBTQ non-discrimination language,” the UFCW kept in mind in the release.

” I’m happy that CannTech management appreciates employee’s rights to arrange and has actually increased to the celebration, signing this impressive arrangement and raising requirements for cannabis employees in Pennsylvania,” UFCW Resident 1776 President Wendell Young IV stated in a declaration.

In late November, multistate operator Ayr Techniques, which has workplaces in New york city and Toronto, revealed a $57 million offer to purchase CannTech’s Pennsylvania operations.

The brand-new union agreement represents the UFCW’s newest effective unionization drive at U.S. marijuana companies.

Employees at Washington DC dispensary DC Holistic Health signed a UFCW agreement in October, as did employees at Ocean State Growing Center in Warwick, Rhode Island.

The UFCW likewise represents employees at Massachusetts cannabis business New England Treatment Gain access to and signed an agreement in Pennsylvania with MSO Vireo Health in 2019.

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