"Clearing a path to the Future of Our Industry....."
UCW President Interview coming up on February 5, 2014, 7:00 a.m. PST Follow this link to tune in: Click Here!
We are a different kind of labor union, specializing in the unique needs of everyone in the cannabis industry.
We don't discriminate between employees and employers, individuals or large companies.
We also run the range of careers in the industry including everyone from the farmer to the lobbyist, medical dispensaries to industrial hemp processors, publishers to manufacturers of industry related products.
We operate on principles of cooperation, not confilct.
We seek to unite, not to divide.
These are the principles common to us all in our unique industry.
Based upon these principles, EVERYONE working or seeking work in the industry is welcome to join!
Our Independent Workers Union ~ Is made up of everyone in the industry including small business owners, the self employed and employees of small businesses.
Many People are Uncertain what the Independent Workers Branch of the United Cannabis Workers Union Does.
The Independent Workers Branch of the Union is designed for everyone working in the Industry, including the self employed, independent contractors, small business owners and people working for non-union businesses. We recognize our industry is largely comprised of people who fit into one of these categories.
These people don’t necessarily want the imposition of union rules regarding their employees. Let’s face it, none of us want someone telling us how to run our own business.
Unfortunately, for the employee at a small business that has no benefits, the self employed and the many independent contractors across the industry, quality health, vision, dental, retirement, and other benefits are virtually non-existent.....read more .....
Our Team has formed alliances with businesses and organizations across the industry and beyond to bring you access to the best benefits money can buy at group rates available to workers in any other industry.
Through our partnerships with companies including METLIFE and TRANSAMERICA we have created the first ever NATIONAL PENSION PLAN [401K] for workers in the Cannabis industry!
We bring affordable GROUP HEALTH, VISION AND DENTAL coverage to workers across the country!
Looking to break into the business? We can help there, too! Through our partnerships with industry leading companies including CANNABIS CAREER INSTITUTE and CANNAJOBS.COM we can help you to learn what it takes to start and operate your very own business in this emerging industry, or to find your dream job as one of the many seeking to get in on the ground floor of the future of the industry as it explodes over the next few years!
Benefits Information can be found on our Union Benefits Page