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Eaze cannabis delivery drivers threaten strike ahead of annual pot day

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California cannabis delivery company Eaze may face a work stoppage by April 20, a peak sales time for weed businesses.

Nearly 600 cannabis delivery drivers and depot staff across California who work at Eaze and its subsidiary Stachs are represented by various locals of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.

Last week, they voted to approve a strike, the union said, after contract negotiations with Eaze stalled over disagreements about hourly wages and the mileage reimbursement rate for drivers, who use their own cars to make deliveries. The vote gives leaders the authority to call a strike if contract talks stall at a bargaining session scheduled for Monday.

“We are totally willing to negotiate, and if you want to give us a deal, we are into it, but if you won’t, we will strike,” Ron Swallow, a delivery driver at Eaze’s depot in Van Nuys, said at a Wednesday news conference held by UFCW Local 770, which represents 180 workers at Eaze depots in Southern California.

Workers at Swallow’s depot in Van Nuys approved a strike authorization by a 95% margin, he said.

“I am super proud of all my co-workers. They have stood united while their cars fell apart, while their rent is two months late,” Swallow said. [Read More @ The LA Times]


(Originally posted by AggregatedNews)


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