The cannabis sector continues to expand, and the decriminalization and legalization of recreational marijuana seems poised to become a significant issue in the 2020 presidential race. Still, there are a number of challenges facing the people whose labor fuels this budding industry. Big investors and smaller-scale cannabis operators come from two different worlds, and as the industry collectively works to find its footing in a rapidly changing social and legal framework, some employees run the risk of being left behind.
Press Associates, Inc.
By Mark Gruenberg
Published March 22, 2019
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (PAI)—State judges in Missouri gave workers there two more wins against anti-union schemes propagated by the radical right, the state’s ruling Republicans and their corporate backers.
The BLET and SMART TD pledged their support for the Safe Freight Act legislation introduced by U.S. Re. Don Young (R-Alaska).
Kittitas County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Thompson, a member of Local 760 in Yakima, Washington, was fatally shot Tuesday by a suspect who evaded a traffic stop. A second officer, Benito Chavez, was injured in the shooting and is in satisfactory condition. The suspect was shot and killed.
The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) and YRCW companies, YRC Freight, New Penn and Holland, have reached a tentative agreement in principle for a new collective bargaining agreement to succeed the current agreement which is expiring on March 31.
The BLET announced that a two-person rail crew bill has become law in the state of Colorado.
Labor radio host Leslie Marshall interviewed the lead for the Teamsters Cannabis Division.