Teamsters Local 777 Cannabis Workers Protest Unfair Labor Practices at Enlightened Dispensary – International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Workers Demand Company Stop Targeting Union Supporters, Negotiate in Good Faith

Press Contact: Matt McQuaid Phone: (202) 624-6877 Email: mmcquaid@teamster.org

(SCHAUMBURG, Ill.) – Members of Teamsters Local 777 employed by Enlightened Dispensary – a subsidiary of Revolution Global – engaged in an unfair labor practice strike yesterday outside of the company’s dispensary in Schaumburg, Ill.

“We took this unprecedented step because this company has been playing dirty from the very beginning, and now they’re coming after our members,” said Jim Glimco, Local 777 President. “Neither Enlightened nor its parent company could possibly care less about the community, the workers, or even the plant. All they care about are quarterly earnings reports.”

Enlightened workers joined Local 777 last year, winning an election even after a nasty union-busting campaign in which the employer terminated Teamster supporters during the organizing drive. Since then, Local 777 has filed multiple unfair labor practice charges against the company for its failure to bargain in good faith. In addition to its obstinance during this process, the company has been violating labor law in other ways.

“The company has been retaliating against union activists such as myself by treating us worse than our coworkers and unlawfully

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