Floored by Joe Holtz’s Suspension

Dear Coop, As a PSFC member for the last 34 years, I’m floored by the Personnel Committee’s punitive measures against Joe Holtz for wearing an N-95 mask and coming in to work without knowing he would test positive for Covid that day. The man might have improved your quality of life for decades and withstood any number of […]


FTOP Rules too restrictive

Dear Coop, With the recent return to recurring shifts, I find the Future Time Off Program (FTOP) policy that states you can only schedule two shifts at a time too rigid and not well publicized.  First, it does not appear anywhere in the Workslot Policy Agreement. Second, the two places it does appear—on the “Shift […]


Joe Holtz Suspension

Dear Editors, I want to add my voice to those who have called for transparency from the Personnel Committee regarding the Joe Holtz suspension. The committee said the Linewaiters’ Gazette’s article about the suspension was inaccurate but did not indicate why. They claim privacy issues preclude them from being transparent. I understand wanting to protect Joe’s […]


Covid-19 Attacked and Undermined the Coop

We can’t fit working and shopping members and maintain safe social distancing. The results are financial and social. We are losing money and members. Coop finances depend on required member labor—whose value in dollars is never counted in the budgets—to sell elite health-food store products for commercial supermarket prices. We’re built on equity and solidarity of member/owner/worker/shopper; […]


inedible oranges

To the Linewaiters’ Gazette: This letter is not about politics, veganism vs. animal consumption, genetic modification vs. anti GMO, Palestine, etc. It is actually about a particular food we sell! I have often bought organic Valencia oranges at the Coop. They were always juicy, very flavorful, the right balance of acidic and sweet, and generally […]


Temp workers were members

Let’s just start here: All Temp workers were members. Not everyone knew this information. A lot of Coop members would come in to shop during the height of the pandemic and complain about “us.” As if we were outsiders, who somehow infiltrated the Coop, and changed it into something else, something different. In actuality, we […]