At a Board of Directors meeting in November of 2011, a group of employee owners came to the board and spoke with one voice. In this mic check, they decried AFC’s use of a union-buster and his techniques of misinformation, harassment, and division. Workers have been trying to organize a union for months, with the GM and Board fighting them every step of the way with a union-busting firm ( Braun has been involved in numerous campaigns to bust unions at co-ops. See this blog* by East End Co-op employees concerning Braun. Braun’s own website is full of alarming stuff and in no way can he be considered a proper fit for cooperative businesses. Now, the workers stand together in order to maintain their rights to organize without interference. A whopping sixteen unfair labor practices have been filed against the Ashland Food Co-op with the National Labor Relations Board in order to preserve the co-op worker’s right to organize. Watch our video and let the AFC know that union-busting is disgusting. *