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To: The General Coordinators, the management team of the Park Slope Food Coop

Park Slope Food Coop: Coop Values are Union Values

This campaign has ended.

We are members of the Park Slope Food Coop and stand in solidarity with PSFC staff who are organizing to create positive change in their workplace and build a structure where all staff have equal rights and protections.

As member-owners of the Park Slope Food Coop (PSFC), we want the Coop to uphold its mission to be “a responsible and ethical employer.” We ask that management formalize a commitment to not interfere or involve themselves in the employee decision-making process on unionization by signing and adhering to the terms of a neutrality agreement. Neutrality agreements are one tool to help create a peaceful environment free from discrimination, retaliation, or bullying, for workers to deliberate and build unity together. The PSFC has the opportunity to be exemplary by ensuring that staff can have a supportive and equitable structure, created for and by them, as they work to help our Coop run every day.

Annabelle Heckler, Arsenia Reilly-Collins, HanaKyle Moranz, Nick Bedell, David Pratt, Haley Shaffer, Sarah Koshar, David Levin, Pam Galpern, Mischa Gaus, Penny Buentello, and Sonia Singh

Why is this important?

We’re excited that staff are exploring unionizing. The right to have, build, and support a union is an essential human right. Many other food cooperatives in the U.S. are unionized and, at their core, cooperative values are union values. Unions are an organizational tool that can help maintain accountability and serve as a vehicle for workplace democracy and social justice. Unionized workplaces are safer, more fair and transparent workplaces where it is possible to preserve and improve working conditions over many years, regardless of changes in administration and management.

Reasons for signing

  • Signed based on principle.
  • I support workers and worker rights.
  • All workers have the right to unionize and to bargain collectively for wages, working conditions, and contract rights on the job. Do the right thing PSFC, and allow your workers to exercise these rights without mgmt interference. This is essentially why we disallow Walmart here. Be better, and stop acting like Republicans.


2019-11-22 13:21:15 -0500

The member solidarity group is planning to deliver the petition to the GCs at the next General Meeting (GM).

Join us:
1. Come to the next GM on December 3 at John Jay Educational Campus at 7pm. Show up for the staff who are facing discrimination and retaliation!

Our coop is stronger when we all work together! We hope to see you there.

In solidarity,
The PSFC Union Member Solidarity Group

2019-11-21 10:30:45 -0500

Thank you for signing the petition calling on the General Coordinators (GCs), the management team of the Park Slope Food Coop, to sign a neutrality agreement, which would create a legal framework for union organizing, reduce misinformation, and support staff to discuss these issues with less risk.

Please spread the word to other supportive members. We are accepting sign-ons to the petition until 12/2! The Coop should be supporting staff who are organizing to address issues including at-will-employment, racism and other forms of inequity, safety, and lack of democratic decision-making structures. For more details see

Our coop is stronger when we all work together!

In solidarity,
The PSFC Union Member Solidarity Group

2019-06-20 07:55:01 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

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500 signatures reached

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100 signatures reached

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50 signatures reached

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25 signatures reached

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10 signatures reached