“In a historic first for Illinois, workers at the Sunnyside cannabis dispensary in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood have voted overwhelmingly to unionize.

Overseen by the National Labor Relations Board, the union certification election was conducted by mail due to the Covid-19 pandemic. After sending in their ballots in May, the workers waited until June 25 before the NLRB announced that 80% of the votes were in favor of unionizing.”

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