On Oct. 20, cannabis workers at “The Dispensary” owned by Ayr Wellness in Las Vegas voted to join UFCW Local 711 to build a better life. This organizing win marks the second cannabis unit to join UFCW Local 711 this month. Cannabis workers at Green Thumb Industries in Reno joined the local on Oct. 6.
“Today proves that when workers stand together, we win,” said Alberto Villalobos, who works at The Dispensary and was part of the organizing process. “I’m so proud of the work my peers and I put into making our voices heard and helping move the cannabis industry in the right direction. We look forward to negotiating a strong union contract that fairly rewards our labor and respects the contributions we make every day toward making the shop successful.”
“We are excited to join union brothers and sisters as the second Ayr Wellness location to form a union,” Villalobos added. “The future of the Nevada cannabis industry is bright and we hope others follow suit.”