Employees at a Massachusetts marijuana cultivation and processing facility ratified their initial collective bargaining agreement, 10 months after being the first cannabis workers in the state to vote to unionize.
“It was ratified by an overwhelming vote, close to 90%,” after a series of Zoom meetings just before Labor Day weekend, Camacho told Marijuana Business Daily.
He said the agreement includes wage increases of 50 cents to a $1 an hour, annual pay hikes, health-care options, a 401(k) retirement plan and a three-step grievance procedure.
Workers at several other Massachusetts cannabis facilities have voted to join the UFCW in recent months, including:
- Cultivate Holdings, a grow facility in Leicester.
- Mayflower Medicinals, a dispensary in Holliston.
- New England Treatment Access (NETA), a cultivation facility in Franklin.
NETA dispensary employees voted against unionizing, but the union has charged the company with coercive anti-bargaining tactics.