The United Food and Commercial Workers union has been organizing employees in the U.S. cannabis and hemp industries since 2008. Its Cannabis Workers Division now represents several thousand workers in six states and Washington, D.C.
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National Public Radio’s recent story about “trimmigrants” was, for many listeners, the stuff that turns hair white. Far from hearing about the $500 that young seasonal trimmers can make for a 14-hour day, parents waited tensely for the phrase “shallow grave” at the end.
California’s Humboldt County is known for its towering redwoods. But this region about 200 miles north of San Francisco has another claim to fame: Humboldt is to weed what Napa is to fine wine — it’s the heart of marijuana production in the U.S.