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Did Dispensary Workers Go On Strike In Illinois On 4/20 Eve?

NILES, Ill. and JOLIET, Ill., April 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Workers at three Rise dispensaries (a subsidiary of Green Thumb Industries) in the Chicagoland area are engaging in an open-ended unfair labor practice (ULP) strike tomorrow, April 19, at 4:20pm. It is the first time in the history of Illinois – and one of the first times in American history – that three cannabis dispensaries under the same company umbrella have gone on strike at the same time. The workers are demanding the company bargain in good faith and present them with a contract that includes better wages and retirement contributions.


Rise Cannabis workers, Teamster members and officials


4:20 p.m. on April 19, 2023


Rise Niles – 9621 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles, IL 60714

Rise Rock Creek – 1627 Rock Creek Blvd, Joliet, IL 60431

Rise Colorado – 2903 Colorado Ave, Joliet, IL 60431


Signs, picket lines


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Founded in 1937, Teamsters Local 777 represents workers in a wide variety of industries throughout the Chicago area. For more information, go to

Matt McQuaid, (202) 624-6877

SOURCE Teamsters Local 777

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