There were several recent letters to the NCJ from readers concerned about the current labor negotiations at the North Coast Co-op. Some concerned Co-op members have individually addressed the Co-op's Board of Directors at routine meetings, as well as the 40th Anniversary celebration.
It has been difficult for Co-op members concerned about this issue to obtain information & conduct discussion without an infrastructure for collective dialogue. Evidently, the Co-op News declined to provide an in-house forum for member concerns ("Mailbox," Sept. 19), leaving the NCJ as the only available (and appreciated) public forum on the topic. Consequently, I have created a Yahoo Group structure to provide a discussion forum: North Coast Co-op Members Concerned About Negotiations. Interested Co-op members can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or enter the group's portal at Yahoo.
Sherry Skillwoman, McKinleyville