San Francisco Cannabis Workers Approve Union Contract
Employees at a San Francisco marijuana dispensary have voted in favor of a contract negotiated by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. The move is a major win for organized labor, which has been trying to expand its footprint in one of America’s fastest growing industries.
The vote by Stiiizy-Mission workers was unanimous, Marijuana Business Daily reports. The contract gives workers “salary increases that average $3/hr over the life of the contract, a pathway to full-time work,” health insurance, and and a retirement savings account.
A growing number of cannabis businesses across the United States were already unionizing when Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB 1291 last year. The bill requires cannabis businesses of a certain size to sign peace agreements with a bona fide labor organization.