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Wedgeshare grant allocations

The WedgeShare Committee met in late October to allocate $50,000 in WedgeShare grants to the
organizations on the slate, based on the votes cast for each organization during the 2015
election period. Those recipients and amounts are as follows:

The Aliveness Project –
$5,000

Appetite for Change –
$7,650

Compatible Technology International –
$3,700

Farmers’ Legal Action Group –
$7,750

Midtown Farmers Market –
$7,000

Open Arms of MN –
$7,600

Shared Ground Farmers Cooperative –
$5,000

Tree Trust –
$6,300

Total – $50,000

Call for owners at large for wedgeshare committee and nominations committee

The Wedge Board of Directors is looking for owners willing to volunteer as members of the 2016
WedgeShare and Nominations Committees. If you are interested in either of these opportunities, please
send a brief statement explaining your interest and qualifications
to bodadmin@wedge.coop
Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. Interviews will be conducted in January 2016.

WedgeShare Committee: Reviews
grant applications to recommend a slate for voting by owners for WedgeShare grants in the fall
election. Experience evaluating grant applications is desired.

Nominations Committee: Assist
with the selection of candidates for the fall board election. Experience on boards or in HR is desired.

Wedge becomes first twin cities co-op to form union

On Nov. 16, Wedge employees voted on whether to become the Twin Cities first co-op grocery
store to unionize through a 136-person bargaining unit. It was a collaborative process in the
unionizing efforts and Wedge management looks forward to developing a bargaining agreement
that addresses employee needs. Wedge CEO, Josh Resnik’s resounding message during the drive was a message of unity,
“We are one team and need to come together more than ever in this very challenging competitive environment.”
Wedge management was collaborative with the union and employees during the organizing drive (providing on-site
meeting space for them) and expects the spirit of collaboration to continue through the negotiation of a contract.

The Wedge has had a positive working relationship with UFCW Local 1189, who have represented a group of our employees at
Co-op Partners Warehouse for three years, and look forward to working with them at the Lyndale store. Our commitment
to providing a positive shopping experience and superior customer service will continue.

Wedge election results

The election this year had 909 votes cast. The quorum needed was 791 ballots. The results reflect
the filling of two open positions.

Mike Dooley – 484
Emily Anderson – 478
Jim Rudolph – 319
Sarah Nettleton – 257

Upcoming Board Meetings

Owners are welcome to attend board meetings. Meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change. Owners
please contact the board administrator at bodadmin@wedge.coop or call 612-465-8857
at least one day in advance of the meeting for confirmation of meeting time, location, and directions to obtain a
guest pass.

  • Monday, Jan. 11
  • Monday, Feb. 22
  • Monday, March 21
  • Monday, May 9
  • Monday, June 27
  • Monday, Aug. 1
  • Monday, Sept. 26
  • Monday, Nov. 14