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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.–Unionized workers at a cannabis dispensary in Atlantic City have voted to select United Food and Commercial Workers Local 152 as their representative in contract negotiations with their employer.

The 12 workers at the MPX NJ Atlantic City Medical Cannabis Dispensary join their fellow coworkers at MPX’s grow facility in Pleasantville, N.J., who joined UFCW Local 152 in 2023. The grow facility has been in contract negotiations for the last seven months making great strides in cementing their first contract.

The new Local 152 members work as “budtenders” who provide knowledgeable customer service, facilitate retail sales and fulfill online orders.

“These workers have put their trust in our union to help improve their lives, and we will fight for what they deserve,” Local 152 President Brian String said. “As the Local 152 Cannabis Division continues to grow, so does the power of our members in all of the industries we serve.”

Workers at MPX reached out to the union for representation based on Local 152’s track record in the cannabis industry, including a recent successful organizing drive at Colombia Care in Vineland and a strong first contract at The Botanist in Egg Harbor and Atlantic City.

The union will meet with the MPX workers in coming weeks to draft contract proposals and schedule bargaining dates with the company.

“These workers are seeking improvements to their wages, health care benefits and scheduling accommodations,” President String said. “Their hard work has helped MPX become a success in Atlantic City and their first contract should reflect their contributions.”

Contacts

Brian String, President
UFCW Local 152
(609) 704-3900