BRATTLEBORO FOOD COOP

COVID-19 Update for Brattleboro Food Coop

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We met in a zoom Labor/Management meeting 5/13 and had a very frank discussion of maintaining operations while ensuring safety during this pandemic. We will commence Inters Based Bargaining, June 22/23 and hope to get an initial zoom bargaining session in before the July 4 break followed by more sessions in July.

COVID-19 Update for Brattleboro Food Coop

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BFC. We had a zoom LMC today to go over safety concerns and possible issues ahead. It was very positive meeting.

COVID-19 Update for Brattleboro Food Coop

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BFC: we had a zoom meeting today for 6 of 8 stewards for an hour.  We agreed to postpone bargaining to start in July with a target date to conclude in late September. We will extend the CBA with the employer.  We had confirmation of the first reduction in hours for  selected Job descriptions but they are being offered work in other areas of the co-op.  Membership today received the initial $2/hr increase negotiated with the employer.

COVID-19 Update for Brattleboro Food Coop

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BFC: Tomorrow will announce $2/hr "Hero Pay." This is week to week as their financial situation is worrisome.

COVID-19 Updates for Brattleboro Food Coop

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BFC. They have reduced hours, implemented curbside pick up.  Trying to do a Vermont version of Work share by reducing hours, pooling the work, and applying for partial Unemployment Assistance for the lost hours.

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