February General Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, February 27, 7:00 p.m.

  • Meeting Location: St Francis Xavier School, 763 President St., between
    6th and 7th Avenues
  • You must be a Park Slope Food Coop member to attend the General Meeting. Please bring your Coop I.D. card to be admitted.
  • Times in parentheses are suggestions. The Chair has the discretion to change the order of the agenda or the time allotted to each item.

I. Member Arrival and Meeting Warm-Up (7:00-7:15)

II. Open Forum (7:15-7:30)

III. Coordinator and Committee Reports (7:30-8:00)

IV. Meeting Agenda (8:00-9:30)

Item 1: A Proposal to Provide Due Process for All Members (45 minutes)

Proposal: We seek to change the current disciplinary procedure of work-slot adjustments under the Dispute Resolution Committee from a non-hearing action to one that warrants a hearing.

We propose to change the rules as follows:

Under Section III (Disciplinary Actions), Point A (Non-Hearing Actions), Paragraph Number Five (Work-Slot Adjustments), we ask that any member (not just Squad Leaders) who is denied by the Dispute Resolution Committee assignment to work on a particular committee or particular job, re-assignment to another committee or job, should be provided due process and a hearing or arbitration, allowing the individual an opportunity to argue on his or her own behalf and present witnesses and corroborating evidence.

Under Section VI (Investigation Process), Point D, we ask that the letter given in every situation shall inform the member of his/her right to choose among a hearing, arbitration, or permanent resignation from the Coop and not “where applicable.”

The goal is for the committee to establish fair and transparent guidelines for what warrants their judgments.—submitted Reginald Ferguson

Item 2: Formation of Pension Advisory Committee (45 minutes)

Discussion: To create an advisory committee comprised of 5 members and 2 Area Coordinators who will represent the interests of the membership, the staff, and the Coop as a whole concerning the Coop’s Defined Benefit Pension Plan. The committee will be charged with: monitoring the overall performance of the fund; maintaining regular communication with the Pension Plan Trustees; ongoing education about the pension plan and reporting of pension plan performance to the membership at large via GM committee reports and/or Gazette articles.—submitted by PSFC Employees in Favor of Formation of Pension Advisory Committee

IV. Board of Directors Meeting (9:30)

VI. Wrap-Up (9:30-9:45)
Includes member sign-in for work slot credit.