All employees at Curaleaf Holdings’ New Jersey cannabis retail operations have now unionized with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 360.
According to the UFCW, workers at the multistate operator’s store in Bordertown on Thursday became the last to vote for unionization.
That’s a trend in the marijuana space nationwide but particularly in pro-union markets such as California, Illinois and Massachusetts.
“Every Curaleaf employee in the state is joining the UFCW,” UFCW Local 360 President Sam Ferraino said in a statement.
Individuals can apply for the program from through July 7. The program is slated to start in the mid-August to September time period.
The 12-week program will cover multiple aspects of functioning in a retail environment, with participants receiving mentorship and training from experienced professionals in the cannabis industry. They will also have the opportunity to work alongside other apprentices, gaining valuable experience and building a network of contacts in the industry.
The state’s largest cannabis union, UFCW Local 360, announced an application process for its apprenticeship program that’s meant to provide hands-on training for those who want to start a career in New Jersey legal weed industry as a retail employee.
Individuals can apply for the program from Friday, June 23 to July 7. The program is slated to start in the mid-August to September time period.
Employees at a Somerset County medical dispensary have joined a growing number of workers in New Jersey’s cannabis landscape who have opted to unionize.
According to the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 360, workers at Valley Wellness in Raritan voted to organize as members of the union, which represents hundreds of thousands of cannabis industry workers in dispensaries, labs, manufacturing, processing, delivery and grow facilities across the U.S.
Workers at Curaleaf Holdings’ cannabis store in Edgewater, New Jersey, unionized with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 360.
The Curaleaf store was originally a medical marijuana-only dispensary but recently started selling adult-use marijuana.
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 360 is pleased to announce the decision by workers at Harmony Foundation, and its Harmony Dispensary in Secaucus, NJ., to unionize as members of UFCW. Harmony employees can now add their names to the quickly growing ranks of UFCW Local 360 from across New Jersey’s young marijuana economy. Recently, Harmony announced its intention to expand into the adult use marijuana market, and to open locations in Hoboken, Jersey City – as well as a new cultivation site in Lafayette.