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Southern Tier labor unions host event on legal cannabis industry jobs

Representatives from Southern Tier labor unions spoke to the public in Corning on Wednesday about how to get involved in New York’s emerging legal cannabis industry.

The free mid-week event was hosted by the Chemung-Schuyler and Steuben-Livingston Central Labor Councils. The Wednesday, April 13 discussion was their first in-person labor and legal cannabis event.

Over a dozen people attended the event hosted at the United Steelworkers Local 1000 Union Hall.

“How do we organize the workers? How do we make sure their working conditions, their wages, and their future in this industry are protected? This is a brand new industry and to organize it from the ground up is just so exciting,” said Chemung-Schuyler Labor Council President Dora Leland, according to WENY.

Event organizers said they believe retail and delivery will be the easiest jobs to get into in the cannabis industry. They said Wednesday’s event was all about informing and educating the public on opportunities available in the state’s legal cannabis industry.

For more information on upcoming events, head to the Chemung-Schuyler Central Labor Council Facebook page.