We have to re-do our petition. The petition team was prepared. They found this out last night and this morning at 8am folks will be out there collecting signatures for the new one. Please stop by and sign it today, or download it here and collect signatures! Petition 11 11 2015
Dear Honest Weight Food Co-op Member-Owners,
The Member-Owners of the Honest Weight Food Co-op (HWFC) – who have successfully petitioned for an emergency Special Membership Meeting (SMM) – have petitions ready NOW to help expedite the process of getting approval from the Governance Review Council (GRC) for a Notice of the Special Membership Meeting to be mailed out to the Membership. There are time constraints to the scheduling of the SMM, and we would prefer not to disrupt our Member-Owners’ holiday plans.
Please look for Member-Owners collecting petition signatures on the public sidewalk outside Honest Weight Food Co-op, or inside the store. We will be there from 8am to as long as it takes to gets 5% of the Member-Owners to sign these petitions.
We will also have Member-Owners collecting signatures at Uncommon Grounds at 1235 Western Ave. from 10am-1pm.
We welcome anyone who wants to help us collect signatures! We have attached the Petitions here for each of you to sign — and gather signatures, if you are willing.
Please return these signed petitions to Chris Colarusso at 51 Eileen Street, Albany, NY 12203 (Eileen St. is between Western and Washington) ASAP.
Changes to the decision-making authority of the Member-Owners are well underway and will affect Member labor and the future of HWFC as a member-owned and operated cooperative unless we take action. The Special Membership Meeting was called for by Member-Owners to address these concerns.
Although the Board reversed its decision to end member labor on the floor and administration by January 1, 2016, there is no guarantee that the Board will not attempt to make a similar decision at another time. We urge you to stay informed and aware of new proposals and actions by the Board.
PLEASE read Member-Owner and attorney, Kate Doyle’s, Critical Legal Information for a clear, concise explanation of Member-Owners’ rights in a cooperative corporation.
Please visit the HWFC Info Hub for information, updates, and opinions from our Co-op community. Thank you for your support.
The Honest Weight Food Co-op Member-Owner Petitioners