CannaBiz on The Drive with Steve Jaxon: Mike Yates, Teamsters 665

Golden State Government Relations
04.18.19 12:47 PM Comment(s)

CannaBiz on The Drive with Steve Jaxon: Listen Now!

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Cannabis Businesses Uniteā€¦. Or Should I Say, Unionize?


Sitting in the studio with Nick and Steve today was Mike Yates, President of Teamsters Local 665. The Union organization spans from Fort Bragg to San Jose, and works to protect wages, fringe benefits, and job security while supporting employees in times of stress.Teamsters 665 has a unique relationship with the cannabis industry, as it is one of the only business models required to enter into an agreement for organized labor.


Unlike most union processes, Teamsters starts organizing with cannabis businesses from the top down, first speaking with the ones in charge before working with individual employees. Mike says that this system works because, unlike other privatized industries, cannabis workers tend to actually like their bosses, and more often than not business owners are making worker needs a top priority. Sounds like a cannabis win!


Listen now, and Learn more about Teamsters 665 by visiting their website.




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