Union Makes Headway in Oregon’s Cannabis Industry
A major union has recently carved out a tiny foothold in Oregon’s cannabis market and hopes to increase its membership in the state dramatically down the road.
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) now represents a handful of workers at the West Salem Cannabis and Hi Casual Cannabis dispensaries. The union, however, says that more than 40 marijuana businesses in Oregon have reportedly expressed interest in joining its local chapter, which covers the entire state as well as southwestern Washington State.
Provisions in contracts for workers represented by the UFCW include wage guarantees, regular raises, healthcare, safety requirements and retirement options. Union advocates say