Employees at California marijuana distributor ratify Teamsters contract

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Workers at Oakland, California-based marijuana distributor Nabis ratified their first union contract, the Teamsters Local 630 announced.

The ratification comes after the employees voted in December to join the union.

The contract includes:

  • Guaranteed 28% wage increases for the three-year agreement.
  • Four weeks of paid vacation a year.
  • Paid sick days and holidays.
  • A guaranteed work week of at least 40 hours.
  • A Teamsters pension.

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“What they have done at this company can serve as a model for successful organizing and bargaining throughout the California cannabis industry moving forward,” Lou Villalvazo, the Teamsters Local 630 secretary-treasurer, said in a news release.

The move is the latest organized labor victory in the legal marijuana industry, which has been a focus of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters as well as the United Food and Commercial Workers union.