UFCW Local 328 News

Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center Workers File for Union Election!

Exciting news!!! The hardworking team at Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center located in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, have filed for their union election! This group of budtenders, keyholders, online orderers and delivery associates strive to provide the best possible service for their patients. They are proud to call each other a family and are organizing with UFCW Local 328 to win a collective voice on the job to strengthen benefits and secure important workplace protections.

On Tuesday, February 16th, a delegation of workers delivered a signed letter and photo collage to management, requesting the company to voluntarily recognize their union. An overwhelming majority of workers have shown support for unionizing. While we wait to hear a response from the company, a union election has been simultaneously filed.

The delivered letter from the workers includes, “We collectively made this decision because we love working at Greenleaf, and want to continue to be able to provide excellent services for our patients. We know that it is our hard work and drive to go above and beyond for our patients, and for each other, that has made it possible for us to set this compassion center apart from other medicinal facilities around the Northeast. Through our partnership with UFCW, we know we will have a stronger voice at our workplace, which will benefit all employees, patients and our company.”

We look forward to partnering with this amazing group of workers and soon welcoming them to our union family! We call on Greenleaf to do what’s right and voluntarily recognize their wishes to unionize.