Adding jobs to the economy in the budding cannabis industry

The cannabis industry is taking off in many states where it has been legalized for recreational purposes. Some unions see opportunity in the new industry, which could potentially create tens of thousands of new jobs.

Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union/United Food and Commercial Workers Local 338 Political and Communications Director Nikki Kateman joined the AWF Union Podcast to explain what the cannabis industry can do for the American economy. She also discussed working during a pandemic and how their union’s workers were treated. Continue reading

Retail workers seek strict safety measures as holiday shopping season approaches

Every job has gained importance amidst the COVID-19 pandemic as we continue seeing the workers that keep the economy afloat. Retail workers have garnered a bit of praise for their dedication throughout the pandemic.

Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) President Stuart Appelbaum discussed how RWDSU are faring at this point in the pandemic, some organizing work and more on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading