Momentum in unionizing the cannabis industry continues to grow. The Burlington Record reports: “Workers at two Longmont [Colorado] cannabis companies unionized this week, a move the labor organization hopes sets a precedent as the first-ever national union contract for CBD workers. Workers from Union Harvest and Nature’s Root will join the United Food and Commercial…

President Joe Biden continues on his promise to be a pro-labor president with today’s announcement on his NLRB board member pick. The Huffington Post reports: “The White House said Wednesday that President Joe Biden plans to nominate union lawyer Gwynne Wilcox to a seat on the National Labor Relations Board, the federal body that shapes…

One of America’s largest carmakers says it will support autoworker organizing activity at its new battery plants. The Detroit Free Press reports: “General Motors now says it will support efforts by the United Auto Workers union to organize employees at two U.S. electric vehicle battery factories that it’s building in Ohio and Tennessee with a…

The Indiana AFL-CIO is calling out the state’s governor for his decision to end a $300 federal program weekly unemployment benefit. The Associated Press reports: “The Indiana AFL-CIO is criticizing Gov. Eric Holcomb’s decision to withdraw the state from federal programs providing an extra $300 in weekly payments to unemployed workers and expanded jobless benefits during the…

An ice cream parlor struggling with attracting workers, and retaining them, more than doubled its starting wage. The results were immediately positive. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports: “The call for a minimum wage increase is growing louder across the country as many small businesses desperate to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic are struggling to hire…

The country’s smallest state has enacted a big minimum wage. The Newport Buzz reports: “Governor Dan McKee, joined by Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, Representative David A. Bennett and Senator Ana B. Quezada, today signed into law legislation which raises the minimum wage in Rhode Island…

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