Monday, December 13, 2021
Workers at Sweet Flower cannabis dispensaries will begin contract negotiations after winning union recognition, according to a statement from United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770.
Sweet Flower has four Los Angeles-area dispensaries located in Studio City, West Hollywood, downtown Los Angeles and Westwood, with plans for additional storefronts to open next year. About 70 employees at the existing locations have won union recognition, according to a statement from UFCW 770.
Sweet Flower also entered into a Labor Peace Agreement that will provide a path for future employees at additional locations to join the union if they choose to.
“We are very pleased to welcome Sweet Flower workers into our union,” Local 770 President John Grant said in a statement. “We look forward to continuing to build a partnership with the company that will ensure Sweet Flower and its employees grow and thrive together.”
Sweet Flower is one of several California cannabis companies unionized with UFCW, including San Francisco’s STIIIZY-Mission, Long-Beach based Catalyst Cannabis Co. and Perfect Union in Lompoc.
UFCW is the nation’s largest cannabis industry union, representing more than 10,000 workers.