FLORA TERRA CANNABIS WORKERS JOIN TEAMSTERS
Overwhelming vote in favor of premier representation in the region
SANTA ROSA, Calif., October 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Cultivation, propagation and post-harvest workers at Flora Terra Cannabis have voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local Lodge 665. They are the first group of cannabis workers to join the Teamsters under the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act in Northern California.
“Congratulations to our new members, who held on and worked together to make this happen,” said Tony Delorisenior officer of Local 665.”California farm workers have already earned great wages, strong benefits and a united voice at work with a Teamster contract. We don’t expect things to be any different with this company when we start trading.”
“Cannabis generates more revenue in California than any other state in the country,” said Peter Finn, director of the Teamsters food processing division. “We look forward to ensuring that a fair share of the money generated by this industry goes to those who are most responsible for the success of these companies.”
“We’re doing this because we know that with a Teamster contract, cannabis can be a fulfilling career that workers can stay in for a lifetime if they choose,” said Antoine Benavides, a worker at the Flora Terra facility. “We are part of a massive movement of people working to ensure the cannabis industry creates thousands of jobs that provide families with middle-class prosperity.”
Teamsters Local 665 represents over 5,000 members throughout the Bay Area in a wide variety of industries. For more information, visit https://www.teamsters665.org/.
Matt McQuaid(202) 624-6877
SOURCE Teamsters Local 665