Local 338 Cannabis

Securing a Labor Peace Agreement in the Cannabis Industry

Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW is proud to be the Union representing New York’s cannabis workers. With several hundred of Local 338 Members working in New York’s existing cannabis industry from seed to sale, we are recognized stakeholder in New York.  For almost a decade we have worked to help make cannabis legal in our state and we are committed to the success of New York’s cannabis industry.  

The Marijuana Regulation & Taxation ACT (MRTA) requires that a license applicant must enter into a labor peace agreement (LPA) with a bona-fide labor organization. Any business applying for a license under the MRTA, regardless of size or number of workers, must demonstrate they have a signed LPA to receive a license and maintaining an LPA is an ongoing condition of licensure after the initial license has been awarded.

To comply with New York State law, we have crafted a standard LPA document that satisfies the goals of the statute, including:

  • Terms prohibiting labor organizations and members from engaging in picketing, work stoppages, boycotts, and any other economic interference with the entity,
  • Language ensuring an employer remains neutral toward a unionization campaign in the workplace,
  • Provisions governing access to the workforce by the union to ensure free and open communication without disrupting workers, as well as a card check agreement, which ensures the workers choice is respected.

There is no cost for a labor peace agreement, and you should not expect to pay a fee for this document.

For more information about Local 338 and LPAs, click here.

We are looking forward to connecting with you and working together to build a strong industry and dedicated workforce!
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