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A Slice of New York – Santa Clara, CA

A Slice of New York is a 33-employee worker cooperative consisting of two retail pizzerias in Santa Clara and Sunnyvale, CA. The owners were looking for ways to reward its employees and provide a possible career path for their longstanding team. They had experienced the positive results of broadly held stock in previous tech industry jobs and embraced practices rewarding workers based on both individual and company performance (in the form of quarterly and annual bonuses), culminating in the business sale to the employees. With the two locations combined into one LLC organization, the transition took over a year, completing in 2017. Both founders continue to be an integral part of the team, one as the General Manager. The founders are heavily engaged in local politics and are very active in advocating for worker cooperatives at the local, state, and federal level.

Industry: Food and Beveragev
Location: Santa Clara, California
Number of employees: 33
Became employee owned: 2017
Assistance: Project Equity

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