UPDATED UPDATE: Actually this is no big dead according to comments:
This no way has anything to do with board member Timothy Welp appointed as new employee negotiator. Nothing at all. Stop thinking that. In fact, forget you just read it.
The new location for the August 6th board meeting is:
KBOO Board of Directors Meeting for August 2013
Tuesday, August 6th, 2013, 6pm
SEIU Local 503 Union Hall 6401 SE Foster Rd
One bonus of the harder to access meeting is that it's harder for random KBOO members to just walk off the street and access. Because we've learned transparency and access have only given us trouble. If they don't have a car or don't want to bike home in late dangerous traffic, let them take the bus. With Trimet's cuts, they'll have to leave early.(503) 235-5071seiu503.org
We thank our benefactor Comrade Welp for gifting us this tactic. Welp was first mentioned in comments here:
Another thing that occurred at the board meeting which is interesting.
KBOO appointed a lead negotiator for the foundation/membership in the union negotiations with staff.
Board Member Timothy Welp was selected as the member of choice, likely due to his background in union negotiations. In his day job, Timothy serves as a union organizer at SEIU.
So a union organizer is representing the 5,500 person foundation in negotiations with the newly organized union staffers.
There were no questions about a conflict of interest.
Oh yeah, at the meeting last night Timothy said "in his professional opinion" he does not see the need for KBOO to have lawyers present during negotiations, but only have them for advice if needed.
Don't worry, this should work out fine.
That's right. It will work out fine. And if it doesn't, we can all say, "Oh welp."
In related news, KBOO has yet to explain Lisa Loving's disastrous choice interviewing a UNION BUSTING non profit OSPIRG as blogged here:
The comments on KBOO's Facebook timeline are still there:
Even the previous comment, where KBOO replied, has no followup:25 July at 07:12 ·
Neil LoehleinKBOO Community Radio
Neil Loehlein ps. I've had two friends fired from OSPIRG while trying to organize a union there, so this is a very important issue to me.Like · Reply · 25 July at 07:15
Aaaand, even Lisa "Gee I hope people have forgotten that hacker thing" Loving, who can't afford more bad press, is ignoring the issue:24 July at 09:20 near Portland ·
Chani Geigle-TellerKBOO Community Radio
- KBOO Community Radio Hey Chani - I'm passing your comments on to our News and Public Affairs Directors. Thanks so much for sharing your concerns. Worker solidarity is key!Like · Reply · 5 · 24 July at 15:23
- Jon V Green So I must say, "(k) BOO! At least on this one... I will cheer when y'all retain integrity "Like · Reply · 24 July at 09:22
Lisa Loving24 July at 06:49 near Portland ·
Benny EL Starseed But, did Ospirg talk about the awful benefits and working conditions they provide their canvassers, effectively manipulating and exploiting young activists and busting their attempts to organize themselves?24 July at 09:24 via mobile
It's as if the "Inner Party" is hoping this values discrepancy will go away.
But these are the values of transparency in action, Comrades! There are two sets of values: one for us in the Inner Party, and one for everyone less! We CAN cozy up to UNION BUSTING non-profits, while at the same time using a UNION organizer and UNION resources, all after slandering Fitch as pro UNION BUSTING. Yeah!
And if anyone doesn't like it, "Oh Welp!"
Expect ballots for the upcoming elections to be in, you guessed it, Swedish! (stop groaning)
Hypocrisy! Moral relativism! Solidarity!
PS: Don't forget to vote on your favorite Condescending Conch.
Also more board meeting reports can be either emailed or posted as comments.