EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. —
Workers at a New Jersey cannabis cultivation site have voted to join United Food and Commercial Workers Local 152.
Twelve cultivators at the Columbia Care facility in Vineland, N.J., supported union representation through a majority card check last month, leading to the certification of the results by the New Jersey State Board of Mediation on Oct. 6. This certification designated Local 152 as the workers’ union.
The cultivators at the facility grow and process cannabis, overseeing its production and preparing it for sale to consumers.
Local 152 will continue to meet with the workers to draft contract proposals and schedule bargaining dates with the company. The cultivators seek wage increases and improvements to their working environment, including training and expanded access to protective equipment.