On August 26, workers at the Lume Cannabis Co. dispensary in Monroe, Mich., joined UFCW Local 876 for a better life. Lume Cannabis Co. is the largest cannabis company in Michigan, and workers at this store are the first unit of Lume workers to unionize. UFCW Local 876 also represents workers from the Authentic 231 cannabis dispensary in Manistee, which was the first cannabis dispensary to unionize in Michigan.
“Unions built southeast Michigan and we’re honored to be the newest part of the rebuilding effort,” said Michael, who is a “luminary” at the dispensary. “A unionized Lume means better working conditions for employees, better relationships between the store and corporate management, and an improved experience for cannabis enthusiasts.”
“Unions got us the weekend over a century ago,” said Kyle, who is also a “luminary” at the dispensary. “It’s time for the next generation to continue to improve upon their legacy.”
“We are very pleased to announce the newest addition to the UFCW 876 family,” said UFCW Local 876 President Dan Pedersen. “Congratulations to the Monroe Lume workers who voted to organize. These workers stood together because they know that having a union contract is the way to create a sustainable future as a cannabis worker.”