I have listened to my heart and I have listened to my colleagues! We are in this movement together striving for a more structured, equal, and prosperous work environment, not only for us but for future generations to come!
– Jackie Taylor, Cresco
Sunnyside Lakeview Wellness Advisors hope unionizing will improve our work enviroment and relationships with company.
– Patrick, Sunnyside Lakeview Wellness
The Cannabis companies like Cresco keep the promises they made to local Illinois communities
That our schedules and time are respected
The Cannabis jobs are good-paying jobs that can sustain a family
That they prioritize our safety and well-being especially during COVID-19
The Cannabis jobs are sustainable careers with training and opportunities to move up
U.S. cannabis sales are expected to reach $22.7 billion by 2023
In Illinois alone it’s expected to become a $3 billion by 2023
More than 5000 cannabis jobs will be added in Illinois in 2020, bringing the amount of total jobs in the state to 15,000
McDonald’s like wages and expensive health-care
Lack of health and safety measures, including slow protections during Covid-19
A union is an organization formed by workers who join together and use our strength to have a voice in our workplace.
Together, we have the ability to negotiate from a position of strength with employers over wages, benefits, workplace health and safety. job training and other work-related issues.
WITHOUT A CONTRACT our employers can fire us at will, change or salary and benefits, or treat us unfairly.
But when we join together IN A UNION we have a voice at work and people and resources that have our back.
In 2011, Cannabis professionals came together to organize the new and profitable cannabis industry with The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union to make sure they won dignity in their workplace. Since then 10,000 cannabis workers nationwide from 12 states have joined together to create a union and better working conditions.
Cannabis workers with UFCW Local 881 successfully organized the first Illinois cultivation center. In fact, we’re grateful to our union brothers and sisters who were part of the movement to legalize cannabis use for medical and recreational purposes, which led to our jobs!