(SAN FRANCISCO) – Teamsters Local 2785 Business Agent and Organizer Apollo Wallace has been appointed to the San Francisco Cannabis Oversight Committee. The committee advises the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and Mayor regarding the implementation and enforcement of city laws and regulations relating to cannabis.
“Apollo Wallace has been a stalwart advocate for working families for his entire adult life, and he is perfectly suited for this role,” said Peter Finn, Teamsters Western Region International Vice President, Food Processing Division Director, and Secretary-Treasurer of Local 856 in San Bruno, Calif. “He will do a phenomenal job working with elected officials to ensure that municipal regulations in San Francisco account for the importance of creating long-term, sustainable careers for cannabis workers.”
Wallace has been a Teamster for 26 years, starting his career as a driver at UPS. Most recently, he oversaw an organizing drive at the cannabis distribution company Grassdoor in Brisbane, Calif.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to work with San Francisco elected officials on adopting smart public policies surrounding what is now one of the largest cash crops in our state,” Wallace said. “Together, we can develop a framework that ensures employers in this industry treat their workers with respect and honor social justice, which is a critical value to the wider cannabis community.”