SOMERSET — Workers at Solar Therapeutics, a local dispensary, are unionizing, following a trend of local marijuana facilities joining unions.

On Wednesday, workers from Solar Therapeutics delivered a letter to management asking them to voluntarily recognize the union and begin the process of bargaining for their first union contract.

The workers have also filed for their union election with the National Labor Relations Board, meaning they would take the issue to a vote if the company chooses not to recognize the union.

“We, as a unit, have dedicated countless hours of our time and resources to expand and develop our knowledge so that we can provide our customers with consistent, honest, and trustworthy experiences that keeps our customers returning to the dispensary… Collectively, we feel that we embody a passionate and dedicated nature to our environment, and we wish to continue working as a united staff by becoming unionized,” the letter read in part.