Posts tagged Teamsters Local 777
180-plus marijuana workers unionize in Illinois and California
May 5, 2023 // A 20% wage increase over the lifetime of the agreement. More full-time positions. Guaranteed gratuities. Employer-funded retirement contributions. Meanwhile, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 5, which represents 30,000 food and retail workers across the San Francisco Bay Area, has unionized another 80 cannabis delivery drivers at Eaze’s operations in San Jose, California.
Teamsters’ Unionizing Efforts In Cannabis Industry: Cresco Labs Dispensary & CA Delivery Service Next Up
January 12, 2023 // "I support the union because all of us here at Grassdoor are in this life together. It's up to all of us to act collectively and stand firm to demand the respect we deserve," Robertson said. "We want to have stable, middle-class careers, but also protect California's cannabis culture of peace and community – one we have worked so hard to preserve over the decades. Cannabis is for everyone, and the prosperity it provides should be for everyone as well." In late November, Teamsters Local 777 helped organize an unfair labor practice strike outside Revolution Global’s Enlightened Dispensary in Schaumburg, Illinois.