DC dispensary organizes
Workers at DC Holistic Wellness, the first 100% solely Black-owned cannabis dispensary in the District, have become the first dispensary to unionize. The workers unionized with UFCW Local 400 and have voted unanimously to ratify their first collective bargaining agreement. Owner Norbert Pickett said that "we are particularly proud to be the first fully unionized cannabis shop in the District offering employees greater pay, paid time off, and paid holidays, as well as retirement plans, additional accredited training and health care insurance.” And UFCW 400 president Mark Federici added that “In this emerging industry, it is critical that we establish the highest possible job standard, with living wages and comprehensive benefits. By taking this historic step, these workers have set a meaningful precedent for the cannabis industry in the District.”
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