Cannabis Workers at MPX/iAnthus in Atlantic City Choose UFCW Local 152 for a Voice

Workers at MPX in Atlantic City with UFCW Local 152 staff

Workers at MPX in Atlantic City, NJ with UFCW Local 152 staff. From left to right: SPUR Tony Melendez-Mott, MPX workers Jess, Sam, Izzy, Becky, and JaVonn, and Union Representative Bryan String.


We are pleased to announce that the 12 workers at MPX/iAnthus, a cannabis dispensary in Atlantic City, NJ, have recently voted to select UFCW Local 152 as their representative in contract negotiations!

These workers unite with their coworkers at MPX’s grow facility in Pleasantville, NJ, who joined UFCW Local 152 in early 2023. The grow facility has been in contract negotiations for the last seven months making great strides in cementing their first contract.

The new Local 152 members work as “budtenders” who provide knowledgeable customer service, facilitate retail sales, and fulfill online orders.

“These workers have put their trust in our union to help improve their lives, and we will fight for what they deserve,” Local 152 President Brian String said. “As the Local 152 Cannabis Division continues to grow, so does the power of our members in all of the industries we serve.”

Workers at MPX reached out to the union for representation based on Local 152’s track record in the cannabis industry, including a recent successful organizing drive at Columbia Care in Vineland and a strong first contract at The Botanist in Egg Harbor and Atlantic City.

The union will meet with the MPX workers in the coming weeks to draft contract proposals and schedule bargaining dates with the company.

“These workers are seeking improvements to their wages, health care benefits, and scheduling accommodations,” President String said. “Their hard work has helped MPX become a success in Atlantic City and their first contract should reflect their contributions.”

Congratulations to these workers on this monumental occasion! Finally, congratulations to UFCW Local 152’s Director of Cannabis Peter White, Director of Organizing Mike Thompson, Union Representative Bryan String, S.P.U.R. Tony Melendez-Mott, and the rest of the Local 152 team for helping these members walk through the process of organizing. UFCW is proud to be the cannabis workers’ union.

Why not you?

Are you interested in learning more about how UFCW Local 152 can help you and your coworkers? Are you in the cannabis industry and want to learn more about labor peace agreements at your facility? Fill out the Union Interest Form or email Director of Cannabis Peter White at pwhite@ufcwlocal152.org today.