They further suggest that that treatment has led to a high employee-turnover rate that diminishes both the Center's institutional memory as well as its impact on the community.
"It was challenging to get something done," said one anonymous former employee.
Thirty-one former employees of the Center on Halsted, 3656 N.
Halsted St., have submitted a letter to the Center's board, asking it to assess the management style of its CEO, Modesto "Tico" Valle.
You work somewhere trying to teach people to stand up to bullies, and you work in an environment where you can't talk to anyone about the way that you work.
That's the way I spent my life for four years." Des Parte told Windy City Times that the Center's board would take the letter under advisement, but he said they remain confident in Valle's stewardship.
We immediately convened the Executive Committee to review the letter and we then instructed the Center's director of H.