Lume Cannabis Co. Monroe store votes to unionize

Lume Cannabis Co. has over 40 locations, making it the biggest in the state

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MONROE, Mich. – On Monday, the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 876 announced that a Michigan-based cannabis company location became unionized.

According to a press release, Lume Cannabis Co.’s Monroe location will be the first shop out of the 40 in the state that’ll be the newest Local 879 members.

The Monroe Lume shop started a unionizing campaign in July.

“Unions built Southeast Michigan, and we’re honored to be the newest part of the rebuilding effort. A unionized Lume means better working conditions for employees, better relationships between the store and corporate management, and an improved experience for cannabis enthusiasts,” stated Michael, a ‘Luminary’ at the Monroe location.

Lume is considered to be the largest cannabis retailer in the state. The votes that allowed for this Downriver location to unionize were tallied on August 26 by the National Labor Relations Board.

Any cannabis worker interested in forming a union can click here to learn more.


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