Submitted by Julie Harrell
Hello members, thank you for being on this wonderful forum. Laura’s brilliant post alerted me to the fact that we have yet another secret letter (to a public agency!).
I have submitted another DOL FOIL request for this “secret” letter. Copies are not available for members? And why not?
From Laura’s post:
“Given the text of the first secret letter, authorized by the board and hand-couried to the NYS DOL on October 26, 2015 – which ignored the existence of member-owners and made clear management & board intent to (secretly) work together to end member-labor at HWFC – it came as an utter shock to learn at the Board meeting on December 15, 2015, that a second secret letter had been sent to the NYS DOL, instructing them to disallow any other parties – save the board’s two legal teams and invited guest – wishing to participate in any upcoming meetings between HWFC and the NYS DOL! (Copies of this secret letter are not available. We may need to FOIL NYS DOL yet again.)
Twice, now, the (former) board, or its executive committee, has, in secret, utilized an outside regulatory agency – the NYS DOL – as a sneak thief would use a crowbar: attempting to strategically leverage and pry rightful ownership of the food co-operative corporation from the member-owners’ hands.”
I expect my FOIL request to be quickly satisfied and I will share the letter on this forum. Let’s vote these people out at our next Membership meeting. I’ve had enough. How about you?