Politics & Government

October 3, 2010

Growth of California's pot industry is good news for unions

As Californians prepare to vote on a November ballot initiative that would legalize recreational pot use, labor groups see the potential for tens of thousands of unionized jobs. United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 5, whose 32,000 members work in the grocery and food processing industries, began organizing marijuana "bud tenders," greenhouse workers, packagers and laboratory technicians last spring.

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