Employees of High Profile dispensary in Columbia seek unionization – ABC17News.com


Several employees of High Profile dispensary in Columbia are seeking to unionize. On Tuesday, the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 655 filed for an election with the National Labor Relations Board. 

According to the NLRB’s website, 33 employees are eligible to be represented by UFCW Local 655, according to the National Labor Relations Board. However, the documents were later removed. According to High Profile employee Dan Lessiack, 22 of the 33 employees signed the union card.

A union card is filled out by pro-union workers during a representation campaign and specifies the union they want to use as a collective bargaining agent. The NLRB requires at least 30% of the employees to sign the card to conduct an election.

In an email sent to ABC 17 News, UFCW Local 655 spokesman Collin Reischman claims the total was “more than enough cards signed to file for election.” Reischman added that the High Profile employees “heard about our big win at Shangri-La and immediately reached out and expressed interest.” 

In October, 10 Shangri-La employees who lost their jobs for trying to organize a union received back pay plus interest after the NLRB ruled in favor of Local 655

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