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A Slice of New York – San Jose, CA

A Slice of New York is a 33-employee worker cooperative consisting of two retail pizzerias in San Jose, CA. The owners began preparing to exit the business after 10 years but felt a strong loyalty to their employees. They had seen the positive incentives of broadly held stock in previous tech industry jobs and embraced practices that shared surpluses with workers, culminating in the business sale.

The transition to worker ownership took over a year. The selling owners have joined the cooperative as members and are also advocates of the path for other businesses in the region.

Industry: Food and Beverage
Location: San Jose, California
Number of employees: 33
Became employee owned: 2017
Assistance: Project Equity

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