United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) claims Victory in a long controversy There are three California companies over employee wages at two cannabis stores that changed ownership many times in 2020.
UFCW Local 5 in California said it has reached a settlement with Have a Heart, Harvest Health & Recreation and High Times Holding. At some point, each company owned the two shops in question.
According to the release, under the terms of the settlement, all three companies paid $ 75,000 to employees at two Have a Heart shops in Auckland and Santa Cruz, paying workers the repayment to be paid through the union agreement. It was.
The UFCW said it had reached an agreement with Have a Heart in January 2020, but shortly thereafter, a Seattle-based company sold two shops to Harvest. Sold the shop To High Times.
According to the UFCW, the union agreement agreed upon by Have a Heart was initially rejected by both Arizona-based Harvest and California-based High Times.
However, the union continued to put pressure on the two companies, eventually agreeing to a $ 75,000 settlement, and UFCW Local 5 spokesman Jim Araby said it had already been paid.
“We had less than 50 workers involved, but it was important to show the cannabis industry that even if we sold the company, we had to be aware of any union contracts,” Araby said. It is stated in.
The three spokespersons did not immediately respond to the request for comment.
UFCW currently represents approximately 10,000 marijuana industrial workers nationwide.
UFCW Wins $ 75,000 Settlement in California Cannabis Worker Repayment Dispute
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