<img height="1" width="1" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=769125799912420&amp;ev=PageView &amp;noscript=1">
About Our People Legal Stuff Careers
Legalize in USA

For cannabis workers, getting union support in an illegal industry is a joint effort

Actions

WASHINGTON (CIRCA via MOBIUS.LAB) — Cannabis as an industry is still federally illegal, because it operates in a gray area.

There are no industry standards or regulations for a safe work environment, nor are there legal resources for employees to use. This makes it easy for employers to take advantage of employees. Some cannabis workers have reported long hours in dangerous conditions and being paid in product instead of cash. Sexual harassment and discrimination have also been problems within the industry.

Now, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) is hoping to change that. So far, the UFCW represents tens of thousands in the cannabis industry, and the Teamsters union is organizing farm workers in California.

The UFCW aims to ensure fair wages, health insurance, and sustainable careers for its members. This is the first step in bettering the lives of cannabis workers nationwide.

10 things you should know about CBD

EXPERIENCE MORE

This cannabis bill is already sparking up heated debate in Congress
California's cannabis farmers are facing turmoil. Here's how the state wants to help.

Why President Trump didn't discuss cannabis during the State of the Union

Comments
Read Comments
Comments
Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Linked In List Menu Enlarge Gallery Info Menu Close Angle Down Angle Up Angle Left Angle Right Grid Grid Play Align Left Search Youtube Mail Mail Angle Down Bookmark