A proposal in Brick, NJ to ban the sale, manufacturing, and cultivation of recreational marijuana has many union members upset about the job-killing effects of the proposal should the state move to legalize marijuana.
UFCW Local 152, in particular, voiced its concerns at the township’s council meeting.
“I find this ordinance to be an attack on the working class, an attack on our labor union and an attack on good jobs,” said Hugh Giordano of Local 152.
“These are jobs that create a new income and a new economy for Brick, for New Jersey, and for the whole country,” he said.
Local 152 notes that “it is not new to fighting on behalf of the cannabis industry in multiple cities around the Garden State.
In fact, on a national level, the United Food and Commercial Workers represent workers in both medical and recreational cannabis-related industries. UFCW Local 152 is firmly committed to standing with cannabis workers in our area to not only create good jobs, but to also represent them so that their employers pay good wages, provide good benefits, and give fair treatment in a safe work environment.”
For more on this story, visit Local 152’s website here.