Navigating The Cannabis Industry’s Unique Concerns

Danine Clay
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Amber Glesener
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On this episode of The Left Of Boom Show, we invited some in-house guests – LRI chief-of-staff Danine Clay and labor consultant Amber Glesener – to candidly discuss their experiences with workers in the cannabis industry.

They will address labor-specific wrinkles within an industry that faces many challenging issues:

Federally, this industry is not legal but must follow federal labor law.

Rapidly changing laws across state lines adds further complications. This includes states that require or encourage companies to adopt a neutral stance through so-called Labor Peace Agreements during organizing campaigns:

  • Cannabis workers fall into both the retail and agricultural sectors, which present different potential workplace concerns.
  • Taxation in this industry has reached a nearly prohibitive level, leaving little financial wiggle room. Therefore, losing a union election could tip the balance from profitable to unsustainable.
  • Cannabis is not only an attractive union target but a testing ground for the – Cemex framework that makes it easier for workers to unionize.
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About The Guests
Danine-Clay

Danine Clay

Chief of Staff LRI

Danine brings a fresh approach, performance-driven analytics, years of executive leadership and labor management consulting experience to the team at the Labor Relations Institute (LRI). In her free time, you can find Danine expanding her digital footprint, volunteering, experimenting with new recipes, exploring new restaurants in Tulsa, and enjoying her new empty nester lifestyle with her husband.

Amber Glesener

Consultant