(This story has been updated with a comment from Eaze.)
Employees at Stachs, a cannabis delivery operator in the Northern California towns of Clearlake and Cotati, ratified a three-year contract with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW).
Stachs is a subsidiary of Eaze, one of California’s largest cannabis delivery companies.
A spokesperson for Eaze wrote in an email to Marijuana Business Daily, “It’s been a pleasure working with UFCW and we look forward to building a stronger relationship with them in the future.”
According to a news release, the contract the drivers approved guarantees them:
- Raises over the coming three years in the range of 16%-25%.
- Employer-paid health insurance.
- Guaranteed work hours.
- A new labor-management committee that will focus on industry issues.
UFCW Local 5 spokesman Jim Araby said the contract will apply to at least 40 Stachs employees.
The victory is the second in a week for the union in California’s marijuana industry: Workers at a San Francisco cannabis retailer also ratified a UFCW-negotiated contract.
And on the East Coast, the UFCW recently nailed down a labor contract with a licensed cannabis cultivator in Rhode Island. That agreement follows a boost in union activity in Massachusetts and Illinois as well.