Because this is a co-op, we’ve made assumptions about how it’s being run, including how our workers are being treated. And as we find out that some of those assumptions are wrong, we’re confused and disappointed. There’s a loss of trust. Some people have even stopped shopping at the co-op.
RVC workers are “holding a bad check,” writes owner-member number 10. Where is the respectful, collaborative workplace they were promised? The problem is both managerial and structural, and change depends on owner-member involvement.