Yes, it is true that the state of Alaska has legalized the use of marijuana for adults over the age of 21. However, this has no effect on employment laws. The new law explicitly states that it is not intended to require employers to permit the consumption, possession, transfer, growth or sale of marijuana at the place of employment, nor is it intended to affect employer policies restricting marijuana use. In other words, you cannot bring this substance to work, use at work, or come to work impaired with marijuana in your system. Just like alcohol, which is also legal, if you are impaired or get hurt because you are impaired and test positive, your employer may discipline you with a suspension and/or termination. Most companies have a zero tolerance for any use of marijuana on or off the job. If you have any questions, please check your company policy.
LET’S PUT GOVERNMENT
TO WORK FOR WORKING AMERICANS
Our elected officials and laws should focus on the needs of working families.
You can help make that happen. Join the Active Ballot Club today!
WHAT IS THE ACTIVE BALLOT CLUB?
The Active Ballot Club is the UFCW’s political action committee. The ABC PAC supports candidates, organizations, and ballot initiatives that will improve the lives of working families.
People are sick and tired of the same partisan political games and sick of paying for the mess created by Americas wealthiest 1%. We need to restore balance and grow the middle class. UFCW Local 1496 Members need to use their strength in numbers to help elect candidates who are willing to fight for the working class.
For just $1 per week you can join the Active Ballot Club and put government to work
on issues that matter to you. Your contribution will automatically be
deducted each week, and you can stop contributing at any time.
ONE UNION, ONE VOICE
Our success depends on members like you!
The Local will be participating in a drive with our International Union to increase contributions to the Active Ballot Club. Union Reps will be in the stores asking members to donate $1 per week.
This is what's new in UFCW 1496!