Connecticut unions ready to work with legal marijuana
The upcoming legal marijuana market in Connecticut is something that union representatives want their members to be able to participate in. Luis Vega, of Connecticut based hemp farm Wepa! Farms, stood with union leaders at the Connecticut capitol to announce that a labor peace agreement with UFCW has been signed to unionize the workforce at his upcoming cannabis cultivation facility. Vega predicts that his company could employ up to 150 people.
Connecticut’s marijuana law calls for each cannabis establishment licensee to enter into a labor peace agreement with a bona fide labor organization. Representatives from UFCW Local 371 and Local 919 joined Vega to announced their plans to create employment and training programs to educate workers. Union officials also plan to launch a business fundamentals program to introduce the industry to participants and give them an idea of what to expect as a cannabis industry employee.