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When eight workers at Root 66’s South Grand medical cannabis dispensary in St. Louis unanimously voted to unionize earlier this month, they were a couple of team members short in in their effort.

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That’s because Em Holmead and Joanna Njama were fired in March, alleging that their union leadership was the root cause of losing their jobs, Riverfront Times reported. They started their team’s unionization campaign in early January.

Roughly a month after Holmead and Njama were fired, Root 66 employees voted April 4 to authorize the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 655 to begin bargaining on their behalf for a union contract, according to a news release from the union chapter.

The Root 66 workers are employed by GF Wellness S. Grand LLC, according to National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) documentation for the union election.

Holmead and Njama told Riverfront Times that Root 66 management claimed they violated company policy by viewing security camera footage. Neither worker denied viewing the security cameras, which they said was something they and other employees always had access to.

“They kept saying that we were spying on them,” Holmead, who worked as a cannabis

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