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Vireo Health In Maryland Becomes Latest Union Shop For Cannabis Workers

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Debra Borchardt January 7, 2020 6min 1 0

Vireo Health International, Inc. (CNSX: VREO)(OTCQX: VREOF) announced that workers at its wholly-owned subsidiary, MaryMed, LLC  voted overwhelmingly to ratify a Collective Bargaining Agreement and officially join the ranks of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 27 (UFCW27).

The company said that the three-year agreement will be the first medical cannabis union contract ratified in the State of Maryland. The contract will cover employees working in Vireo’s 20,000 square-foot Hurlock, Maryland-based manufacturing facility, which supplies precisely formulated medical cannabis products to third-party dispensaries throughout the state.

“We are excited to welcome MaryMed employees into UFCW27,” said Jason Chorpenning, President of UFCW Local 27. “This contract is an important win for the future of all workers in the cannabis industry and I am very proud of the role that UFCW has played in helping to bring collective bargaining to the cannabis industry. I want to thank our union bargaining committee led by Nelson Hill and Vireo Health for their hard work to create good-paying jobs for Maryland residents.”

The statement said that the contract provides employees with competitive starting wages, access to affordable and high-quality healthcare, guaranteed annual wage increases, and a generous paid time off program. It also includes comprehensive safety provisions and anti-discrimination language and establishes sound procedures for grievance and arbitration matters.

Source: https://www.greenmarketreport.com/vireo-health-in-maryland-becomes-latest-union-shop-for-cannabis-workers/

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