Cannabis Division

Our union family has been proud to help lead the development and stabilization of the emerging cannabis sector through our innovative Cannabis Workers Rising campaign, which has existed since 2010. 

The UFCW is the largest representative of cannabis workers, representing tens of thousands of cannabis workers across multiple states. UFCW members in the legal cannabis industry work in growing and cultivating facilities, manufacturing and processing facilities, and also in laboratories and dispensaries.

By standing together, we can achieve the shared goals of creating an industry with family-sustaining jobs and a focus on social equity. Through worker engagement and organizing, cannabis workers have been able to secure strong agreements which raises wages, improve benefits and offers important workplace protections.

The UFCW joins coalitions and advocacy groups that work for real change at all levels of policy and has been instrumental in working to advocate for the good jobs hardworking families deserve. We are proud to be a coalition partner in calling for racial, social, economic and worker justice surrounding the expansion of legalized cannabis.

Locally, we are proud to partner with workers at Solar Therapeutics, Cresco Labs, Sunnyside, Greenleaf, Curaleaf, Nature’s Medicines and Ocean State Cultivation Center.

Are you a cannabis worker? Send us a message below or call us at 401-861-0300 ext. 20 to find out more about how to begin the process towards securing the future you and your co-workers have earned!

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