The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union has led efforts throughout the country to expand legal cannabis in the growing and cultivating facilities, manufacturing processing, laboratories, and dispensaries.
Locally, we have joined efforts with the International to provide workers with a voice in an industry that has seen tremendous growth in the last couple of years.
We worked closely with the Governor Brown Administration and principal authors of the Medical Marijuana Regulatory Control Act (MMRCA) on its passage. We also took on a leadership role in passing Proposition 64 (AUMA) in the 2016 November General Elections.
We will continue to band with community groups and city leaders in various municipalities throughout Orange and Los Angeles County to help expand access to legal cannabis and advocate for workers and negotiate union contracts that provide workers with health and safety standards, better wages, fairness and a voice on the job.