The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 360 announced that employees at Columbia Care's (OTCQX: CCHWF) Cannabist retail location and Acreage Holdings’ (OTCQX: ACRHF) The Botanist have voted to organize through the UFCW.
Workers at the Cannabist dispensary in Deptford submitted a petition to the National Labor Relations Board that ultimately led to the recent successful vote to organize. In contrast, The Botanist, which had signed on to a state-required Labor Peace Agreement, allowed employees to organize directly with the UFCW and maintained a neutral position throughout the organizing and voting process.
Workers at both companies made the decision to organize to ensure their rights are protected and acknowledged as the fast-growing industry continues to evolve and expand. Union membership also gives employees an important voice in setting and maintaining operating and management standards.
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