VICTORY: Cannabis Workers UNIONIZE at Tikun
On Monday, cannabis agricultural workers at Tikun Olam California’s Adelanto facility voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local 1932. The results mark the first Agricultural Labor Relations Board election victory for cannabis workers in Southern California. There are 39 workers in the bargaining unit.
“Today is a historic day for workers across the cannabis industry in Southern California,” says Randy Korgan, Secretary-Treasurer at Teamsters Local 1932. “By exercising their rights to unionize, Tikun Olam workers are joining a proud legacy of Teamsters who have come together for more than 100 years to secure stability, dignity, and respect at work.”
Tikun Olam California opened its 80,000 square foot cultivation facility in 2019. The workers, organizing with San Bernardino-based Teamsters Local 1932, are the heartbeat of Tikun Olam’s operations, ensuring that the product successfully makes it from seed to trimmed product.
“We are anticipating a strong future after joining Local 1932. Together, cannabis workers will carve the future for this industry that we are all so proud to be a part of,” workers said in a statement.
Teamsters Local 1932 was founded in 2015 and is made up of over 14,000 working people in the public and private sectors across the Counties of Riverside and San Bernardino.
Cannabis workers of the Inland Empire — contact Abraham Gallegos at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started organizing at work for the dignity and respect that all cannabis workers deserve!