UNION WIN! Today, employees of the medical cannabis company Verano NJ will become UFCW members.
An article was published by Business Wire detailing this achievement, and UFCW Local 152 staff were mentioned. Here is a snippet of the article:
Workers made the decision to organize in order to make sure their rights are protected and acknowledged, as their fast-growing industry continues to evolve. Union membership also ensures that Verano NJ employees retain an important voice in developing and maintaining high operating and management standards. […]
“Everyone wins when a mutually respectful, union-business relationship exists,” said Hugh Giordano, Local 152 representative. “This agreement extends our commitment to employees in this exciting young industry, and it will assist Verano NJ in accomplishing its goals in a way that benefits host communities.”
UFCW Local 152 is not new to fighting on behalf of the cannabis industry up and down the Garden State.
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.