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Massachusetts cannabis grow facility workers unionize

Employees at a cannabis cultivation facility in Massachusetts voted to unionize, a further indication that organized labor is picking up steam since the coronavirus pandemic.

Workers at Mayflower Medicinals in Holliston Massachusetts, voted to join the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1445, according to the Worcester Business Journal.

Mayflower is owned by New York-based iAnthus Capital Holdings.

According to the Business Journal, the employees were trying to unionize before the coronavirus lockdown but made the vote a priority as the pandemic began to affect their jobs.

In recent weeks, other cannabis workers have voted to unionize, including at a New England Treatment Access grow facility in Massachusetts and a Cresco Labs dispensary in Illinois.

A number of other organizing efforts are pending across the United States.

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