- United Food & Commercial Workers Local 99 organized a peaceful rally in support of striking workers at Curaleaf’s Dispensary Midtown. The strike was initiated due to Curaleaf’s termination of an employee, Christian Tallabas, for his union activities and the dispensary’s unilateral policy changes without negotiating with the union.
- Workers and union representatives are calling for Tallabas’s reinstatement and the commencement of union contract negotiations, which have been overdue for over a year since workers voted to unionize. They emphasize the need for stronger worker rights in the cannabis industry, including pay transparency.
- Despite facing labor violations and challenges, workers remain committed to improving conditions and accountability within the cannabis industry. The rally participants picketed outside the store, highlighting their demands for fair treatment and workers’ rights in the emerging cannabis market in Arizona.
Employees represented by United Food & Commercial Workers Local 99 held a peaceful rally to support the striking workers of Curaleaf’s Dispensary Midtown, reports azcentral.
The strike, driven by concerns such as Curaleaf’s termination of a worker for union activity and policy changes without bargaining, has resulted in calls for the reinstatement of the terminated worker and the commencement of union contract negotiations.
Workers emphasize the need for stronger worker rights in the cannabis industry, including pay transparency. Despite labor challenges, participants remain committed to improving conditions in the cannabis industry in Arizona.