Statement from the Board of Directors
On May 13, 2015, the Wheatsville Board of Directors received an open letter from the Wheatsville Staff Solidarity Collective. In the letter, the Collective expressed frustration over Wheatsville’s current wage structure. The Board is deeply concerned about the well-being of employees and conducts yearly monitoring of staff treatment. We were alerted to staff dissatisfaction around pay by Dan Gillotte in March and received a plan in April for addressing the challenging issue of paying better and maintaining Wheatsville’s financial stability.
We will continue to explore the concerns raised in the spirit of cooperation and in line with Policy Governance. As stewards of this great cooperative, the Board's role is to define policies and monitor operational outcomes that are consistent with cooperative values and principles. We take very seriously Wheatsville’s Mission of creating a self-reliant, self-empowering community of people that will grow and promote a transformation of society toward cooperation, justice, and non-exploitation.
Wheatsville Food Co-op Board of Directors