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UFCW Local 342

145.4 billion

The projected global legal marijuana market is projected to hit $145.4 billion by 2025.

Caret 21%

Cannabis job growth expected to average 21% a year through 2022.

Caret 10.7%

The median salary for cannabis workers is 10.7% higher than the median salary in the US.

UFCW is the Cannabis Workers’ Union.

For more than a decade, our union has been proud to help lead the development and stabilization of the emerging cannabis industry through our innovative Cannabis Workers Rising campaign. 

We represent tens of thousands of cannabis workers across the US in dispensaries, labs, delivery, kitchens, manufacturing, processing, grow facilities and more—helping workers secure better wages, protection from unfair discipline, and great benefits with a union contract.



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The UFCW partners with cannabis workers, patients, consumers, community allies, elected officials, and business owners to achieve the shared goals of creating an industry with family-sustaining jobs and a focus on social equity.  Through these partnerships and worker organizing, we have been able to set high standards throughout the industry in our union contracts. 

We have been a key leader in coalitions and advocacy groups that work for real change at all levels of policy and have been instrumental in working to advocate for the good jobs provided by the medical and adult-use cannabis industry. Move: By crafting and supporting targeted legislative efforts, along with negotiating the best contracts for workers, we’ve been able to set high standards throughout the industry.

Wherever cannabis is legalized, the UFCW is committed to building a successful industry with a thriving, diverse and skilled workforce.

Issues facing cannabis workers

How to get better wages and benefits

How to get better wages and benefits

Union workers earn 13% more than nonunion workers, here’s how we do it.

Right to work laws vs real job security

Right to work laws vs real job security

You shouldn’t be able to be fired or disciplined for no reason. That’s why forming a union or joining the one in your workplace guarantees that you have real job security.

Employee rights and workplace equality

Employee rights and workplace equality

Union contracts provide additional rights that help makes sure you have a fair playing field for success at work.

Major UFCW-represented employers

Join America's Cannabis Union

Are you and your coworkers ready to negotiate together for bigger paychecks, stronger benefits and better lives? If you are, the steps to joining the UFCW are simple.
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