ROCKVILLE, MD – Today, workers at Green Goods in Rockville voted to join the United Food & Commercial Workers Local 400 Union in order to build a better life.

As America’s largest cannabis union, the UFCW has spent over a decade in this emerging industry, advocating for workers and fighting to establish critical labor protections to ensure that, as the industry grows, cannabis industry jobs are safe, equitable, and family sustaining.

Green Goods worker, Emily Hauman, who was part of the organizing process, said the following:

“Voting to unionize was an important decision for me and my coworkers. We were ready to stand together and fight for fair wages, better working conditions, and a stronger voice in the workplace.”

The staff at Green Goods are joined by other cannabis dispensaries in Maryland that have recently unionized. Last week, Potomac Holistics dispensary workers announced their first union contract. In October, workers at Story cannabis dispensary in Mechanicsville voted to unionize shortly after workers at Zen Leaf in Germantown, Md. ratified their first union contract in August. In the Baltimore region, workers at the Zen Leaf dispensary in Towson, Md. joined UFCW Local 27 in July, a month after workers at the PharmaCann Verilife Dispensary in Westminster unionized in June. In 2020, workers at MaryMed, LLC in Hurlock, Md., were the first workplace in the state’s cannabis industry to reach an agreement on a union contract.

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United Food & Commercial Workers Local 400 is led by President Mark Federici and represents 35,000 members working in the grocery, retail, health care, food processing, service and other industries in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.