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Lawmakers Want to Unionize Washington’s Weed Industry. Pot Companies Aren’t Happy About It

Lawmakers Want to Unionize Washington’s Weed Industry. Pot Companies Aren’t Happy About It

Lester Black | Jan 27, 2020

Washington’s legal cannabis industry employs over 10,000 people, yet only a small fraction of those workers are members of unions. But that could soon change if state lawmakers pass a bill that would place strict employment standards on legal pot businesses and heavily incentivize owners to sign contracts with unions.

The bill is being pushed by the state’s largest private sector union, which says it’s necessary to improve working conditions in the industry. But the law is causing panic among owners of pot companies, who say they’re being unfairly singled out for labor laws that other businesses won’t face.

https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2020/01/27/42682087/lawmakers-want-to-unionize-washingtons-weed-industry-pot-companies-arent-happy-about-it






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