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EDIT:Screenie of shares added (rage on, OWS veterans):
As readers know, Comrade Partridge was at the fore of the KeepKboo Kboo/Save KBOO
Notes from Keep KBOO mtg 4/26/13
Now that you know who to vote for, comrades, get out their and start smearing the opposition aka all the other candidates on Sherman's List:Committee to Keep KBOO as KBOOInitial meeting -- Friday, April 26, 2013Attendance: Jamie Partridge (chair & notes, 503-752-5112), Joe Crane, Bill Resnick, David Neel, Alan Wieder, Joanie Krag, Dave King, Paul Roland, John Walsh, Clayton Morgareidge, Linda Olson-Osterlund, Per Fagereng, Theresa Mitchell, Bruce Silverman, Michael Morrow, Gene Bradley, Joe Clement, Tom Becker, Robin Hahnel, Jan Haaken, Frann Michel1. What’s happening at KBOO? (see attachments)a. Gene, Theresa, and Bill outlined changes in board policy, revealed at the January meeting, changing from “just cause” to “at will” employment of staff; cutting staff benefits; changing from staff collective to a new Executive Director with direction to change staff assignments and layoff/ fire some staff. Reasons given for staff shake-up – a financial crisis (manufactured), “too confrontational” programming, and inefficiencies.b. The staff, by 80%, presented cards asking for union recognition. The E.D. and Board have hired legal assistance to push back, refusing recognition & forcing a National Labor Relations Board election, contesting the bargaining unit size and, according to Joe (CWA union organizer), committing numerous Unfair Labor Practices in the process (policies must freeze when cards are presented – the Board & E.D. threatened lay-offs, changed assignments and pled bankruptcy, ie. ULPs)c. Many at our meeting expressed not only dismay with the way staff are being treated, but the disappearance of transparency and democratic participation in KBOO governance plus the reliance on corporate advisors for policy changes.2. What is to be done?a. We agreed to mobilize for the May 4th Special Membership Meeting (1pm, Tabor Place, 5441 SE Belmont (at 55th), to turnout as many members and non-members (it’s not an “official” members only meeting; rather a forum). The Executive Director, Lynn Fitch, is expected to present her vision for “KBOO 2.0 -- The Regeneration”. We expect to pass out a flyer with our explanation of events and their consequences. We also expect to have sign-up sheets (outside and inside) for people interested in keeping in touch with the Committee to Keep KBOO as KBOO.b. We agreed to distribute the flyer, with a call to come to the May 4th meeting, at May Day and other progressive events, by email, facebook and other methods. We could call in to the morning talk shows with info about the May 4th meeting, expressing our concerns and encouraging listeners to come.c. We agreed to communicate with the Board the costs of fighting the staff unionization and the undemocratic, opaque decision-making – loss of members, loss of listeners.d. We agreed to recruit candidates for three Board positions coming up for election in September (apply by July), including one to be appointed by the Board to fill a current vacancy (contact Marc Brown, board secretary if interested)3. Tasksa. Theresa, Bill and Gene agreed to put together a fact sheet (two-sided?) which could be passed out at the May 4th meeting as well as a one paper summary which could be on one side of a flyer calling people at May Day to come to May 4th.b. Jamie agreed to print the flyer & fact sheetc. Paul agreed to put together sign-up sheets and clipboards for the May 4th meeting (and May Day?)d. Joe said the union will be in touch with other unions and Jobs with Justice for support in the organizing/ bargaining effort4. Next meetinga. Friday, May 10th 6pm, same location – home of Bill Resnick, 1615 SE 35th pl. (s. of Hawthorne)[Please reply with additions/ corrections to these notes]
Rabia Yeaman NOT TO BE TRUSTED
Rebecca Nay [REDACTED]
Michael Wells GOOD
Robert Rogers MASOCHISTIST ENGINEER YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN
Dennis Nyback FRIEND OF CONSER. YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN
Joe Uris DOUBLE PLUS GOOD HATES T-SHIRTS
Kristin Yount WHO THE FUCK?
Robin Ryan GOOD
Jennifer Davis GOOD
Ed Kraus EVIL. ALSO SECRET ZIONIST MOSSAD AGENT
Adin Rogovin GOOD
Benjamin Hoyne EVIL. REALLY EVIL. LIVES IN HAPPY VALLEY
GONNA BE A WHALE OF A CAMPAIGN!
Bonus! Bankruptcy proceedings and victory party to be held at the same place to save funds.
Better late than never!