OP Live Candidate Forum: Chapel Hill Town Council

The Weave: Diminishing Worker Democracy

I try now to write sparingly in OP about matters pertaining to our local grocery co-op, Weaver Street Market, where I attempt to be an active worker-owner.

But the WSM management are currently proposing changes to the WSM Board Policy ‘Treatment of Staff’ which dramatically diminish the few remaining co-operative and economic rights WSM employees still retain, and we workers need the support of the some 18,000 WSM consumer-owners in rejecting these changes.

We workers learned of the proposed changes only this past Friday (October 16), and we have until October 26 to register objection.

WSM Employee Policy (as of two years ago) now prevents me reproducing the text of the proposed changes publicly. In what one local newspaper editor has described as an anti-whistleblower whistleblower policy.

Sierra Club Endorses in Chapel Hill Town Council Race

The North Carolina chapter of the Sierra Club issued its endorsements this morning in the Chapel Hill Town Council election.

Forum Open Thread: Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education

Welcome to the open thread for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education candidate forum happening on October 11, 2015. Comments on this post will open at that time.

There are eight candidates running for four seats:

  • Joal Hall Broun
  • Rani Dasi
  • Gregg Gerdau
  • Pat Heinrich
  • Margaret Samuels
  • David Saussy
  • Annetta Streater
  • Theresa Watson

You can observe the forum at http://orangepolitics.org/elections-2015/forums/chccs.

We hope you'll use this open thread to post your thoughts and reactions. Also, if you want to propose additional discussion topics, you can reach the editors during the forum via TwitterFacebook, or the contact page. The forum moderator will have final say in question selection.

OP Live Candidate Forum: Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education

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