pay joe holtz


Dear Editors,

I have been a member of the PSFC since the 1970s. I was dismayed to learn that General Manager Joe Holtz was punished with a month’s suspension without pay because he came to work, wearing an N95 mask, while awaiting a PCR test result, a test result that came back positive. What he did was a mistake. The severity of the punishment the Personnel Committee meted out was also a mistake.

Joe, a co-founder of the PSFC, has served and continues to serve the Coop very well. A reprimand is deserved. But taking away a month’s pay from a highly effective manager is too much.

I recommend that he be refunded his month’s pay. A reprimand? YES. Losing a month’s pay? NO.

Irvin Schonfeld