Unions Find Organizing Cannabis Industry A Bumpy Road
By Diana Novak Jones (January 24, 2020, 6:43 PM EST) -- Many of the country's labor unions see the cannabis industry as a source of new members, a motivator that has brought them to the front lines of the legalization fight. But a closer look at unionization efforts in Colorado and Illinois — the first and most recent states to legalize adult-use marijuana, respectively — reveals the uneven road the unions face.
The Teamsters, United Farm Workers and United Food and Commercial Workers International Union have all expressed an interest in unionizing cannabis workers, but UFCW has led the way. The union says it has been advocating for cannabis workers since 2000, building a campaign that...
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