Marijuana budtender Anissa Keane tried to hash out a union contract at her dispensary in metro Phoenix but lost her job instead.
The 28-year-old wants her job back at the Curaleaf Dispensary in Gilbert and has an open case to do just that with the federal agency that oversees workers’ rights against the largest marijuana dealer in the nation.
The Sun City resident filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board in October 2020, arguing that she was fired for organizing her coworkers on the job.
Curaleaf, a publicly traded corporation based in Wakefield, Massachusetts, denied claims that the former employee was fired for unionization efforts.
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Keane said she was surprised that her tenure at the company would be cut short and sought to improve working conditions.
“We weren’t making a fair wage,”