Labor Relations in the Cannabis Industry

The Cannabis, Alcohol and Regulated Industries Section and Labor and Employment Section of the Barristers Club present

Labor Relations in the Cannabis Industry 

How cannabis industry employees are organizing, and what employers should know.

Date Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Program 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
MCLE 1 Hour


Jim Araby
 Director of Strategic Campaigns,
UFCW- Local 5
Dan Berkley
Fox Rothschild 
Ed Blanco
Special Legal Advisor,
Agricultural Labor Relations Board


 Rebecca Stephens
Farella Braun + Martel

Cannabis businesses are deemed essential by the state of California during the pandemic. Safety concerns from operating during the pandemic accelerate the need for worker protections and cooperation between employer and employees for the safety and benefit of all involved. This panel will provide employers with insights into how the cannabis regulations allow employees to organize, and how employees are generally engaging in organization efforts.


  • Statutory interpretation of MAUCRSA and applicable guidance regarding unionization
  • “Essential work status” of cannabis workers + pandemic related dangers they face
  • Informal employee organization efforts
  • Labor peace agreements

Section Co-Chairs

Adam Pearse, Edgcomb Law Group & Paige Pembrook, Ad Asta Law Group

Event Code: B211200

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1/12/2021 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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