3 Takeaways From NLRB Official's Call On Cannabis Workers

By Danielle Nichole Smith (November 2, 2020, 9:14 PM EST) -- A National Labor Relations Board official recently found that workers at a cannabis cultivation and processing facility in Massachusetts are agricultural laborers who can't organize under federal law, clearing the way for them to try to unionize under a state statute.

Acting Regional Director Paul J. Murphy's Oct. 23 decision examined each job classification in a proposed unit of about 189 workers at a Franklin, Massachusetts, facility and ultimately concluded that most of them were agricultural laborers based on a definition of "agriculture" in the Fair Labor Standards Act.

However, Murphy also found that some of the classifications didn't fall into...

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