Unions Going to Pot?

No. You really can’t make this up.

In their quest to find new members, unions are searching high and low—but especially high.

A couple of months ago, some pot (as in marijuana) workers in California unionized with the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW).  As Big Government blogger, Bret Jacobson noted then, it sort of makes sense:

Now you can Super Size it and smoke a spliff without ever crossing a picket line.

But, just to show that unions are down with the times, the UFCW is taking the next step:

The 200,000-member United Food and Commercial Workers, Western States Council, on Wednesday announced its support for Proposition 19, the initiative to legalize marijuana in California.

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Ron Lind, international president of the union, and Dan Rush of its Local 5 also spoke out in favor of Proposition 19.

“The marriage of the cannabis-hemp industry and UFCW is a natural one,” said Rush. “We are an agriculture, food-processing and retail union, as is this industry.”

Yeah, the UFCW rep. may be right.  The UFCW and the pot industry may indeed be a natural fit. After all, it’s bound to be much easier to convince workers to pay dues if they’re stoned.

Dude.

 

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