Alternative #1: Keeping External Directors Cooperative
may recommend... non-student directors who (a) are former members of the BSC or of a NASCO member cooperative, and (b) are currently members in good standing of another Co-operative Association as defined by California law.
This proposal deals with the question of who should be an external director. We believe these should be presented in two parts:
Part One: Simply reallocate the BSCAA Director
This is identical to the currently proposed wording for the first part of the proposal. We believe it should be presented as a straight up/down vote, first, before the various alternatives are discussed.
1. The President of the BSC Alumni Association may appoint one member of the Alumni Association as a Director. The term of office of the Alumni Association member shall be at the pleasure of the President of the BSC Alumni Association.
2.The BSC Employee Association contract may include a provision for the designation of a Director from among members of the Employee Association. If applicable, this Director will serve at the pleasure of the Employee Association.
3. The PresidentCabinet may recommend to the Board for approval two additionalup to three non-student directors[...]
Part Two: Who Can Be a Stakeholder
Regardless of the outcome on part One, we present the following alternative amendment to V.A.2/3:
[...] may recommend to the Board for approval
two additionalup to three non-student directors from the BSC Alumni Association and/or the University of California, Berkeley faculty.who (a) are former members of the BSC or of a NASCO member cooperative, and (b) are currently members in good standing of another Co-operative Association as defined by California law. The terms of office of these directors shall be at the pleasure of the Board of Directors.
This would enable alumni who are members of cooperatives other than the BSCAA to also be considered for Board Director positions, and better fulfill the goal of having diverse representation from organizations with similar goals, without opening those positions up to the entire world.
See our analysis of why the current version would be catastrophic for our cooperative autonomy.