UFCW Local 152 staff attended a Cinnaminson, NJ township meeting on Monday, December 17th to voice support on behalf of the cannabis industry in the city. The meeting was later reported in an article from Patch, and UFCW Local 152 staff were mentioned:
Hugh Giordano, a Union Representative from Atlantic County, pointed out that [cannabis] dispensaries often have retired cops working security. He also said the dispensaries have the potential to create 100-150 jobs with good salaries and benefits, and that 63 percent of the CEOs in the industry are women.
“We have union workers who deliver alcohol, and they would never risk their jobs by giving a bottle of vodka to a 16-year-old,” Giordano said. “The working class deserves good jobs. They’re begging for them.”
On a national level, the United Food and Commercial Workers represent workers in both medical and recreational cannabis-related industries. UFCW Local 152 is committed to standing with cannabis workers in our area 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. Discover more about the Cannabis Campaign in our area and our efforts to support workers in the industry.
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.