Approximately 50 employees of Advance Grow Labs have them Formed the first cannabis union in Connecticut, according to the union.
Forty-eight employees from the company’s West Haven farming operation have joined United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 919, according to a press release.
“We are excited to bargain a contract and set the standard for all cannabis workers in this state,” said Mark Espinosa, President of UFCW Local 919, according to the press release.
“We know there is strength in numbers, and now many workers coming in will benefit from the hard work that these workers are doing at Advanced Grow Labs.”
Advance Grow Labs, which was It was acquired by Chicago-based Green Thumb Industries In a deal initially worth $80 million in 2019, it is one of only four companies in Connecticut licensed to grow and process hemp.
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