Benefits of Union Representation for Employers

UFCW Local 648 has worked for years to enact responsible cannabis regulations at the state and local levels. Our union has already negotiated collective bargaining agreements with retail dispensary operators across the state. Our unionized cannabis employers benefit from the professionalism, predictability, and stability a union workforce provides. Good, industry-wide job standards backed up by a union contract will allow business operators to compete on a level playing field. Additionally, California law requires cannabis businesses with 20 or more employees to enter into a Labor Peace Agreement with a “bona fide labor organization,” such as UFCW Local 648. The Labor Peace requirement for the City of San Francisco applies to cannabis business license applicants with 10 or more employees.