Calif. Labor Law For Cannabis Cos. May Be Unconstitutional
Law360 (October 30, 2019, 5:38 PM EDT) -- On Oct. 12, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed A.B. 1291 into law, which requires companies to sign a so-called labor peace agreement with a union or risk losing their cannabis license; thereby, strengthening already union-friendly statewide cannabis law. A.B. 1291 was supported and endorsed by various unions, including the United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council, a 170,000-member branch representing thousands of cannabis workers.
This bill, as well as other California statutes and local laws, signals a growing insistence by state and local regulators that employers doing business in California accept pro-union requirements. However, many of these new pro-union laws, including...
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