Bernie Sanders Urges Marijuana Industry Workers To Unionize

Bernie Sanders Urges Marijuana Industry Workers To Unionize

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is bringing his pro-union message to the marijuana industry. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate said on Monday that workers “in the cannabis industry deserve respect and fair wages,” and he encouraged employees of a grow facility owned by the major marijuana company Cresco Labs in Joliet, Illinois “to vote yes for the union on Tuesday.” Workers in the cannabis industry deserve respect and fair wages. I encourage Cresco Labs workers in Joliet to vote yes for the union on Tuesday. As president, I will lead the fight to double union membership in this country. https://t.co/NwOeNNh9aZ — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 13, 2020 “As president, I will lead the fight to double union membership in this country,” he said. About 100 workers at the cannabis cultivation facility are eligible to vote on unionization in a state where retail marijuana shops opened just weeks ago. While much of the focus has been on Illinois’s massive initial sales and the push for social equity in the market, labor organizers are also keeping a close eye on the industry. Cresco responded to the senator’s tweet, thanking Sanders for “thinking of our workers.” Thanks for thinking of our workers here at…

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