UFCW Local 328 News

Curaleaf Workers in Hanover, Massachusetts, Unanimously Ratify First Contract

Exciting news! Join us in congratulating the hardworking store associates, inventory coordinator, and lead inventory coordinator employed at Curaleaf’s medicinal dispensary in Hanover, Massachusetts, for voting unanimously to approve a first contract! The three-year agreement includes guaranteed wage increases, improved starting rates, a ratification bonus, improvements in paid sick leave, additional paid holidays, protected time and a half on Sundays and Holidays, a robust grievance procedure and workplace protections, and a newly secured opportunity to earn tips. 

Samuel Cortezano, a store associate and member of the negotiating committee, stated after the vote, “I’m so proud of our team for sticking together and achieving this victory. We collectively made a decision to form our union during the pandemic to ensure we have a strong voice on the job and this contract is now a huge leap forward for all of us. We are proud to continue the movement of Curaleaf workers unionizing and encourage all other workers across the company to join us by saying Union Yes!”

Sam Marvin, Director of Organizing at UFCW Local 328, stated, “Forming a union at a multi-billion dollar company, the largest cannabis company in the world, is never easy. However, these workers showed the power of solidarity throughout this process. We are so proud of our partnership and welcome them to our union family!”