Workers at Green Thumb Industries in Reno, Nevada last week voted to join the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 711.
In a statement, Green Thumb worker Derrick Miles said he and his colleagues “look forward to bargaining a fair contract.”
“Organizing with your coworkers to hold your company accountable is no easy task. I’m proud to know we stepped up and stood together in solidarity to fight for the security and improved working conditions that a union contract can provide. … I hope more workers in Nevada, especially in cannabis, are emboldened to take action after witnessing successful campaigns like ours and others across the country. The labor movement in our industry and others grows larger every day. Working people around the country are joining together, making it apparent that enough is enough.” — Miles in a press release
Last year, about 60 cannabis workers at the Green Thumb-owned RISE dispensary in Henderson voted to join the UFCW Local 711. In March, a complaint was filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) accusing Green Thumb of violations related to labor law concerning unionization, including, coercive rules, discipline, refusal to bargain or bargaining in bad faith, and repudiation or modification of contract. A prior complaint filed with NLRB accused Green Thumb of discharging employees and other discipline associated with their unionization efforts.
In August, workers at Las Vegas’ MedMen dispensary voted to join the Local 711.
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