This Is The Latest NJ Dispensary To Organize With UFCW Local 360 – Benzinga


United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 360 confirmed Wednesday that New Jersey-based dispensary NJ Leaf is the latest company to organize with the union. The dispensary owner, Ritesh Shah says he fully supports this decision.

“NJ Leaf is committed to our partnership with the UFCW,” Shah stated. “We want to make sure we are there every step of the way to provide a better work environment and better wages for our team.”

NJ Leaf’s mission is to cultivate a “compassionate community while creating a safe and inclusive space.” The mission also highlights NJ Leaf’s commitment to delivering exceptional customer service, enabling customers to make informed choices.

Beyond the local jobs created by NJ Leaf when it opened, the company also made use of union labor during its construction, including electricians, plumbers, pipefitters and carpenters.

“NJ Leaf opened in March, and has proven to be a valuable member of the growing New Jersey cannabis community,” Hugh Giordano, UFCW Local 360’s director of organizing said in a statement. “Their focus on high-quality products, exceptional customer service, innovation, and education matches that of UFCW Local 360, and makes this is strong partnership for the owners, employees, customers, and community.”

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