Ayr Wellness Nevada Dispensary Workers Vote to Unionize

The Dispensary is the second Ayr Wellness location to unionize.

Workers at a Las Vegas marijuana shop voted to organize with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union on Friday, according to the UFCW Local 711. The news marks the latest cannabis shop to unionize, a trend that’s been ongoing for years nationally.

The Ayr Wellness (CSE: AYR.A) (OTCQX: AYRWF) location in Las Vegas, which does business as The Dispensary, is the second Ayr-owned dispensary where workers voted to join the UFCW, the union said in its release.

“I’m so proud of the work my peers and I put into making our voices heard and helping move the cannabis industry in the right direction. We look forward to negotiating a strong union contract that fairly rewards our labor and respects the contributions we make every day toward making the shop successful,” Ayr employee Alberto Villalobos said in the announcement.

The UFCW and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have been hard at work recruiting as many cannabis industry workers as possible in marijuana markets across the nation, and they have not been shy in playing hardball with larger multistate operators.

At least two strikes have taken place thus far this year – one in Arizona and another in Illinois – and the unions have also filed several unfair labor practice complaints with the federal government during negotiations with various multistate cannabis companies, including Curaleaf, Green Thumb Industries, and Trulieve.

John Schroyer

John Schroyer has been a reporter since 2006, initially with a focus on politics, and covered the 2012 Colorado campaign to legalize marijuana. He has written about the cannabis industry specifically since 2014, after being on hand for the first-ever legal cannabis sales on New Year’s Day that year in Denver. John has covered subsequent marijuana market launches in California and Illinois, has written about every aspect of the marijuana trade, and was part of the team that built the cannabis industry’s first-ever trade show, MJBizCon. He joined Green Market Report in 2022.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get the latest cannabis news delivered right to your inbox

The Morning Rise

Unpack the industry with the daily cannabis newsletter for business leaders.

 Sign up

About Us

The Green Market Report focuses on the financial news of the rapidly growing cannabis industry. Our target approach filters out the daily noise and does a deep dive into the financial, business and economic side of the cannabis industry. Our team is cultivating the industry’s critical news into one source and providing open source insights and data analysis


Recent Tweets

Get the latest cannabis news delivered right to your inbox

The Morning Rise

Unpack the industry with the daily cannabis newsletter for business leaders.