Have a Heart, UFCW 21 Forge Washington State’s First Adult-Use Cannabis Union Contract

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WASHINGTON: Have a Heart and the UFCW 21 today signed Washington state’s first collective bargaining agreement between the union and an adult-use cannabis retailer. “This relationship is quite unusual, in a very positive sense,” said Todd Crosby, UFCW 21 President. “It’s rare for an employer and their employees to reach a first contract so quickly and one Read the full article…

Lawyers Afraid To Defend New Jersey Medical Marijuana Dispensary

The case pitting the United Food and Commercial Workers Union and the dispensary promises to test the murky limits of both state and federal laws in ways that would set a precedent.

NEW JERSEY:   The co-founder of the medical marijuana dispensary in Egg Harbor Township will appear in court Wednesday to dispute claims he blocked his employees’ attempts to join a union in a case that is being watched across the nation. And this isn’t even David Knowlton’s biggest problem.Knowlton, board chairman of the nonprofit Compassionate Care Foundation dispensary, is Read the full article…

Growing Pains: Labor Strife At S. Jersey Medical Marijuana Clinic

All is not well at South Jersey's only medical marijuana dispensary, a business outside Atlantic City that has experienced a wave of labor setbacks.

NEW JERSEY:  All is not well at South Jersey’s only medical marijuana dispensary, a business outside Atlantic City that has experienced a wave of setbacks. The workers who nurture and sell Cherry Berry, Pineapple Chunk, and other cannabis strains at the Compassionate Care Foundation facility are preparing for a hearing before the National Labor Relations Read the full article…

Union Gripe Brings Federal Labor Agency Into Marijuana Debate For First Time

"That is some recognition that federal law may give these employees rights even though federal law may also say what they're doing is illegal."

MAINE:  The federal government’s latest mixed signal on pot stems from Maine, where a medical marijuana dispensary has settled charges alleging violations of the National Labor Relations Act and the rights of its employees. The National Labor Relations Board agreed to hear claims of union-busting at the Wellness Connection of Maine, and although the case Read the full article…