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Cannabis Cultivation, Propagation & Post-Harvest Workers Employed At Flora Terra In California ‘Go Union’ With The Teamsters

Published Thursday, October 27, 2022
by Teamster News
Cannabis Cultivation, Propagation & Post-Harvest Workers Employed At Flora Terra In California ‘Go Union’ With The Teamsters

(SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA) – Cultivation, Propagation and Post-Harvest Workers who are employed at Flora Terra Cannabis have voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local 665 - becoming the first group of Cannabis Workers to Go Union with the Teamsters under the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act in Northern California.

“Congratulations to our newest Members, who stood strong and worked together to make this happen,” Teamsters Local 665 Principal Officer Tony Delorio said. “California Agriculture Workers have already gotten great wages, strong benefits and a united voice on the job with a Teamster contract.  We don’t expect things to be any different with this company when we begin bargaining.”

Peter Finn, Teamsters Food Processing Division Director, said: “Cannabis generates more revenue in California than any other state in the country.  We look forward to ensuring that an equitable share of the money generated from this industry goes to those who are most responsible for the success of these companies.”

Anthony Benavides, a Worker employed at the Flora Terra Facility, said: “We’re doing this because we know that with a Teamster contract, cannabis can be a fulfilling career that Workers can stay in for their entire lives if they want to.  We’re part of a massive movement of people working to guarantee that the Cannabis Industry creates thousands of jobs that provide families with Middle-Class prosperity.”

Teamsters Local 665 represents more than 5,000 Members throughout the Bay Area in a wide variety of industries.

To Directly Access This Organizing Labor News Story, Go To: https://teamster.org/2022/10/flora-terra-cannabis-workers-join-teamsters/

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