Unions have caught a whiff of a rare opportunity to organize a whole new set of workers as recreational marijuana becomes legal in California.
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Now that adult-use marijuana is legal in California, a two-year community college in San Francisco is planning a curriculum for training people in the pot business. City College of San Francisco is developing the program with Oaksterdam University and the United Food and Commercial Workers labor union. CCSF plans to begin the program in spring 2018.
On Aug. 10, 2015, the FBI filed a criminal complaint against United Food and Commercial Workers organizer Dan Rush, alleging that he took bribes and kickbacks and rigged the union organizing process. Rush has been a central figure in efforts by the UFCW’s Cannabis Division to organize legal marijuana workers.