Our Purpose

United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 648 seeks to establish a professional livelihood for all our members. We have a long and proud history of advocacy for workers, their families and the communities they serve. Professionalizing the cannabis industry can offer local communities jobs with strong wages, benefits, and career development opportunities that can’t be outsourced. We are committed to helping form a sustainable, well regulated, socially just cannabis industry that balances the needs of workers, communities and business owners. UFCW Local 648 is fully committed to organizing and representing workers employed in the Cannabis industry within its jurisdiction. UFCW Local 648 will continue its local and state-level policy work to strengthen cannabis worker protections and promote social equity programs to ensure just reinvestment, workforce development, pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs. Our communities are benefiting from a thriving cannabis economy. In many of these communities, cannabis workers are building professional careers with the UFCW.