Over 20 cannabis workers at the MPX/iAnthus grow facility in Pleasantville, N.J., joined UFCW Local 152 for a better life on April 4. The cannabis workers at the facility, which is owned by the MPX NJ group, grow and process cannabis, overseeing its production and managing the technical aspects necessary to prepare the product for sale.
In March, the workers at the facility voted by majority card check to be represented by UFCW Local 152. At MPX, the company swiftly honored its existing labor peace agreement and supplied UFCW Local 152 with the necessary information to conduct the card-check process. On April 4, the results of the card check, which was conducted through both digital and paper cards, were certified by a third-party arbitrator.
UFCW Local 152 representatives will meet with the MPX/iAnthus workers at the facility to draft contract proposals and schedule bargaining dates with the company.
This organizing win follows another successful cannabis-related drive in 2022 at The Botanist, where more than 60 workers across several locations voted to join UFCW Local 152.