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UFCW, The Most Influential Union in Cannabis

Unions are a major part of U.S. history and they have helped workers in all sorts of industries. Listen to Christine Sclafani talk about the UFCW, that has taken the lead for unions representing the cannabis industry. Please let us know what you think about the cannabis industry getting unionized.

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What do you think of when you think unions? They are a major part of U.S. history. They have helped workers in all sorts of industries get a fair shake in both the past and the present. They have also been associated with organized crime and other less than legal transactions. There is one union, The United Food and Commercial Workers Union or the UFCW, that has taken the lead for unions representing the cannabis industry.

Not all has gone perfectly either. One of the first companies that started working with them was Oaksterdam University in Oakland. Oaksterdam got raided in 2012 by federal authorities and then the lead organizer for the UFCW was indicted in 2015 for bribery and extortion. Now, the UFCW is still the lead union representing the cannabis industry, but many companies are wary of them. How do you feel about the cannabis industry getting unionized. I know there are lots of strong opinions out there about unions, so let’s hear it!

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