Curaleaf Dispensary Workers Strike In Arizona After Company Fails to Negotiate Contract
- Ganjapreneur Sep 18, 2023
Workers at Curaleaf Midtown, a cannabis dispensary in Phoenix, Arizona, have gone on strike after the company failed to negotiate a contract.
They are demanding better pay, benefits, working conditions, and safety, as well as the reinstatement of a recently fired worker and advancement in union contract negotiations.
This is the first strike by cannabis industry employees in Arizona.
Curaleaf said it respects the rights of team members who have chosen to be represented by a union and will negotiate with union leaders in good faith.
Workers at a Phoenix, Arizona cannabis dispensary went on strike last week after the company, Curaleaf Midtown, failed to negotiate a contract despite the workers voting to join the UFCW Local 99 in June 2022, FOX 10 Phoenix reports. The strike marks the first time cannabis industry employees have gone on strike in Arizona.
The workers are demanding better pay and benefits, better working conditions, and safety. They are also demanding that Curaleaf Midtown reinstate a recently fired worker and start advancing union contract negotiations. According to the union, citing a complaint issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the worker was fired for her union activity.
Nickolas Fredrickson, who works as a budtender at Curaleaf Midtown, said workers are “demanding that Curaleaf come to the table, and negotiate with us like they were supposed to do when the…