The group of Occupy activists in Vermont, one of which has the rare distinction of holding a seat on the board of the $345 million Vermont Federal Credit Union, is discovering a cooperative spirit with credit union management as negotiations progress on solving a branding and online dispute.

Matt Cropp, one of the Occupy representatives praised participation by Vermont Federal’s Lori Crawley, vice president of marketing, at a meeting last Monday of the ad hoc Vermont Federal Credit Union Members Assembly. Cropp was an an unsuccessful candidate in a contested June 7 director election at Vermont Federal’s annual meeting in Burlington.  The name of that 30-member Assembly group as well as concerns by Vermont Federal’s CEO Bernie Isabelle over Facebook postings and links over Occupy picketing at a Burlington bank have been the source of the dispute.

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