Local 152 Members Attend Berkeley Township Council Meeting

Kelli Wehmann, Forked River, speaks about the jobs that would be created by having stores that sell marijuana. (Photo by Chris Lundy)

Kelli Wehmann, Forked River, speaks about the jobs that would be created by having stores that sell marijuana. (Photo by Chris Lundy)

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UFCW Local 152 shop steward Kelli Wehmann, who works for Perlmart ShopRite, attended the most recent Berkeley Township Council meeting last week, to voice her support on behalf of the cannabis industry. The meeting was later reported on an article from Jersey Shore Online.

As part of his campaign, New Jersey governor Phil Murphy promised to legalize the recreational sale of marijuana in the state of New Jersey. Berkeley’s Township Council is one of a few towns who have chosen to ban the sale of recreational marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia in their township lines. This prompted many citizens from towns across the state to attend the most recent council meeting, to voice their concern of a township-wide ban. Kelli Wehmann (pictured above) was one of two UFCW Local 152 members who attended this meeting to voice her support for cannabis in the area.

On a national level, the United Food and Commercial Workers represent workers in both medical and recreational cannabis-related industries. Local 152 is committed to standing with cannabis workers to not only create good jobs, but to also represent them so that their employers pay good wages, good benefits, and fair treatment in a safe work environment. To learn more about the Cannabis Campaign in our area, please click here.

If you work in the Cannabis industry and want to join UFCW Local 152 please contact Hugh Giordano at 609-680-5718 or contact us via our Union Interest form.

 

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