Willy Street Co-op is moved by the outpouring of support for our grieving community and we stand in solidarity with the family, friends, and neighbors of Anthony Robinson, Jr. We look forward to continuing to engage in the collective efforts to affirm that black lives matter. On March 12, we donated $400 to Anthony Robinson’s family to assist with funeral costs.
Over the last week, we've responded to a number of requests to provide assistance to the community and peaceful demonstrators. If you would like to help an organization or the family, you can purchase a gift card at the Co-op. Just contact Customer Service at WILLY EAST at 608-251-6776 to find out how.
If you are a 501(c)3 seeking additional resources or meeting space, please visit our Donation Request Form for details on how to request assistance.
We will update this page should further details develop.
Willy Street Co-op Management has been working with representatives at the UFCW to discuss possible unionization of staff. It was our goal to enable staff to make an informed decision on whether or not they want union representation, which is a decision that we believe is their right to discuss and make.
At approximately 1:30pm today, the UFCW withdrew from the election agreement, effectively canceling the staff vote scheduled for tomorrow and Wednesday.
The Union has raised certain claims that the Co-op committed unfair labor practices; the Union has not shared those details with us. The Willy Street Co-op Management believes that we acted at all times within the spirit and letter of the code of conduct and neutrality agreements.
We work to create a fair workplace with fair pay, a culture of direct communication and problem solving, and employee participation in management via an Employee Council. Management recognizes that not everyone feels comfortable using these channels and may feel that union representation would be a better method of getting workplace issues resolved. We support the right of staff to choose union representation if they wish.
Here are the produce sales for Monday, Mar 30 - Sunday, Apr. 5