We are pleased to announce that workers at an MPX cultivation site have voted to join United Food and Commercial Workers Local 152 to strengthen their voices at the workplace!
In March, more than twenty employees at the Pleasantville, NJ facility owned by the MPX NJ group voted by majority card check to be represented by UFCW Local 152. On April 4, the results of the card check, which was conducted through both digital and paper cards, were certified by a third-party arbitrator.
“We are proud to welcome these new workers to our union’s growing cannabis division,” Local 152 President Brian String said. “These new members share our belief that jobs in this emerging industry can become careers with good wages, benefits, and stability.”
The cannabis workers at the facility grow and process cannabis, overseeing its production and managing the technical aspects necessary to prepare the product for sale to and use by consumers.
This organizing win follows another successful cannabis-related drive in 2022 at The Botanist, where more than 60 workers across several locations voted to join Local 152.
At MPX, the company swiftly honored its existing labor peace agreement and supplied the union with the necessary information to conduct the card-check process.
“A UFCW contract will improve the lives of these workers and ensures they are treated with the dignity they deserve,” President String said. “We fight for workers, and we are going to fight for the best contract possible.”
From here, Local 152 will meet with the workers at the facility to draft contract proposals and schedule bargaining dates with the company.
Congratulations to these workers! You all worked very hard to get to this point and should be proud of this monumental accomplishment! Finally, congratulations to Director of Organizing Mike Thompson and the rest of the organizing team for helping these members walk through the process. UFCW is proud to be the cannabis workers’ union.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org today.