Greenleaf will fight against mandatory labor peace agreements in Rhode Island

Rhode Island dispensary goes to court to stop mandatory labor agreements

Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center in Portsmouth Rhode Island has started the process to fight the requirement for labor agreements to be in place between cannabis companies and their workers. In 2022 Rhode Island lawmakers updated the state cannabis laws to include mandatory labor peace agreements as part of the licensing process. According to the Providence Journal, Greenleaf says that the current rule undermines the bargaining power of employers and restricts the rights of employees who wish to strike. Others perceive this lawsuit an attempt by Greenleaf to prevent unionization and organization of workers after the company recently settled two cases related to ongoing labor disputes. Labor peace agreements are not a component of every state that has legalized cannabis but the requirement is in place for cannabis businesses in Connecticut.

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