Curaleaf marijuana retail employees in Phoenix return to work after 1-day strike
- Marijuana Business Daily · Sep 18, 2023
Workers at a Curaleaf Holdings marijuana store in Phoenix went on strike to protest a wrongful termination and operational policies.
The workers are part of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 99 and have been trying to finalize a union contract since June.
The National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint against Curaleaf Midtown, alleging that they terminated a worker for union activity and changed policies without negotiating with the union.
This is at least the second cannabis work stoppage of 2023, following a 13-day strike by Green Thumb Industries workers in May.
Workers at a Curaleaf Holdings marijuana store in central Phoenix went on a daylong strike Friday to protest a wrongful termination and operational policies, organizers told MJBizDaily.
In conjunction with the strike, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 99 held a rally and news conference outside the store, urging the New York-based marijuana multistate operator to reinstate a fired worker and advance union contract negotiations.
Employees at Curaleaf Midtown voted in June 2022 to unionize but have yet to finalize a contract, according to a news release.
The National Labor Relations Board, an independent federal agency that protects the rights of private-sector employees to collectively bargain, has issued a complaint alleging that Curaleaf Midtown terminated a worker for her union activity and changed policies without negotiating with the union.
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