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Medical Cannabis Workers Ratify First Contracts with the UFCW

February 2, 2015 Updated: September 8, 2020

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Workers in New Mexico have ratified their first contracts after voting to have a union voice with the UFCW.

Workers at two companies across four locations in New Mexico have ratified their first contracts with their employers after voting to have a union voice with the UFCW. The new union members work for Natural RX and MJ Expresso. Natural RX has a dispensary in Albuquerque and an agricultural operation in Bernalillo with a planned expansion into Las Cruces, New Mexico. MJ Expresso has a dispensary in Las Cruces and an agricultural site in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

“Working with the UFCW has my coworkers and myself feeling secure and optimistic about the possibilities ahead,” said Tyler Watson who works security at MJ Expresso in Las Cruces.

The contracts are part of the UFCW’s efforts to ensure that this new industry becomes one of good family-supporting jobs with benefits to the communities they serve. Workers are coming together across the country as part of this effort, you can learn more at cannabisworkers.org.