• UFCW is the Cannabis Workers’ Union.

    Cannabis Workers are Unionizing with UFCW Across the Nation.

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    UFCW is America’s cannabis Union, the voice for cannabis workers, and a partner offering solutions for the cannabis industry.


    UFCW is proud to represent thousands of cannabis workers and has contracts with hundreds of cannabis businesses nationwide, from small shops to large operations, from grow to sale.

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    UFCW Local 1000 is currently working to assist workers and support the cannabis industry in Oklahoma and is paving the way in Texas in preparation for eventual legalization.


    We are experts in the cannabis industry, with a deep bench, national presence and contacts, and proven solutions for workers and industry.

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  • What We Do

    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.

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    Higher Quality Jobs

    All workers deserve strong benefits from their job, and good employers want to help provide strong benefits to their employees.   We offer solutions for affordable employee benefits, like access to retirement and health coverage, through our Union benefit funds, despite barriers to access for the cannabis industry.
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    Cannabis Business Fundamentals Program

    As part of UFCW’s commitment to build a successful industry with a thriving, diverse, and skilled workforce, UFCW members can now earn a free online Cannabis Business Fundamentals Certificate through our Free College Benefit Program. 
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    UFCW has strong political connections and influence at the national, state, and local levels

    UFCW Local 1000 is partnering with the Yes on 820 campaign in Oklahoma. SQ 820 will grow the industry while protecting existing MM businesses. We are committed to helping pass SQ 820 in 2023, and will be in position to help guide implementation after it passes.