I’m not a mail reader so I missed this until running into the display in Eureka. On that display I discovered one of dHF!’s original six readers Mary Ella Anderson AND Humboldt commenter extraordinaire Mitch!
That connection got me to thinking. What a great opportunity to connect the liberal idea of natural food and sustainable individual living with sustainable societal living.
There is a huge disconnect here and this is demonstrated by the fact we at the Co-op don’t pay our workers a living wage and the Co-op as an institution was not behind increasing Eureka’s workers closer to a living wage this past November.
Most of the candidate’s statements are more about their individual backgrounds than wage politics. My question for incumbent Kate Lancaster who wrote “I know the Co-op must be financially viable…” is isn’t a living wage critical to sustainability? As far as I’m concerned as a Co-op shopper and member – anything else should not be an option if we are committed to social sustainability.
If you are interested, voting ends tonight at 5 pm. Visit your local Co-op for more.