Submitted by an HWFC employee who requested anonymity:
Honest Weight is a client of the same agency discussed in the article, CDS consulting. Our board is apparently scheduled for a retreat with them on 12/5.
Another CDS client, East End Food Co-op in Pittsburgh, ended their Member Labor Program last year in a process that sounds strikingly similar to ours.
Some specific observations from that document:
- They seem to have run through the same course, or perhaps template, as HWFC, using the same arguments.
- Note that, at the bottom of page 1, “News media attention to the decision to end the program was evidence of the issue’s relevance.”
- Page 2: see “Member Perspectives on Volunteer Program,” first paragraph. Chillingly similar to HWFC.
- Page 4, second to last bullet: “I was outraged when I picked up the paper and read the news about the program ending.”
Here’s a list of CDS client co-ops.
Good to know.