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Puffin Store NJ workers’ campaign took only three days and led to a unanimous vote in favor of unionizing.

WEST BERLIN, N.J., February 08, 2024–(BUSINESS WIRE)–It took just three days and the support of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 360, for every worker at New Brunswick dispensary, Puffin Store NJ – https://puffinstorenj.com – to vote in favor of unionizing. Workers at Puffin reached out to Local 360 based on its expertise and prominence in the cannabis industry, and its successful effort to include a Labor Peace Agreement (LPA) mandate as a requirement for any business applying for a cannabis industry license. LPAs kick in whenever a majority of workers express interest in a bona fide labor organization, and stop employers from disrupting efforts by the labor organization to communicate with, attempt to organize and represent their workers.

“We’re all invested in the future success of this great, young company, and of this industry,” said Kirsten Bennett, who led the organizing effort at Puffin. “Unionizing with Local 360 means that we have a greater say in what that future looks like, not just for us but for our customers and community as well.”

“The workers at Puffin understand their value and importance,

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