What is a bona fide labor organization?

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“Bona fide labor organization" means:

  • For labor peace agreements entered into on or before September 30, 2023:
    • A labor union that:
      • Represents employees in this state with regard to wages, hours and working conditions, 
      • whose officers have been elected by a secret ballot or otherwise in a manner consistent with federal law, 
      • is free of domination or interference by any employer and has received no improper assistance or support from any employer, and 
      • is actively seeking to represent cannabis workers in the state, or
    • For labor peace agreements entered into on or after October 1, 2023:
      • A labor union that is included on the list established and periodically updated by the Department of Consumer Protection.

To be included on the Department’s list of bona fide labor organizations, the labor organization must complete an online application form using the eLicense system. Organizations that complete the application and upon review have been deemed to meet the criteria of a bona fide labor organization described in Section 40 of Public Act 23-79 will be included on the Department’s list published no later than October 1, 2023 and updated periodically thereafter. 


You can also generate a roster of approved labor organizations. For information on how to generate a roster, go to Generate a Roster of Licenses, Permits, Registrations.


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