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    ASONY is now a worker cooperative




    A Slice of New York is now a worker cooperative!
    ASONY has transitioned to a worker cooperative (co-op)! This will help us achieve our goal of being a progressive Bay Area business, one that supports its employees, the community, and provides great food and service. Membership is open to all employees and is completely optional.

    What is a co-op?
    A worker cooperative is a form of employee ownership. What makes co-ops unique is they are businesses both owned and governed by their workers. Strategic decision making is democratic, adhering to the principle of one member, one vote. Profits are earned based on hours worked. Worker co-ops create long-term stable jobs, have sustainable business practices, and are connected and accountable to their community.

    What does our cooperative look like?
    Our daily operations remain the same. Our original owners and founders, Kirk and Marguerite, continue their key roles within the company, but ASONY is now managed by its staff. This means that co-op members make decisions about things like workplace governance, annual budget, company direction, and strategy. They also share in the profits and risks of the company on an equal basis. Not all our staff are members of the cooperative, and we may always be a mix of members and non-members, but we strive for an ownership culture and a democratically governed workplace.

    Why?
    As a company, we believe in the democratic process and our goal is to provide stability and growth opportunity. We believe in a just economy. Our purpose in becoming a cooperative is to make, and keep, ASONY an enduring company that offers members job stability and career opportunities in the local community and in the local food industry. We believe that the best way for ASONY to continue to grow and prosper is to make sure the focus of our business is on both the quality of our product and the people who make, serve, and sell it.

    To learn more about our process and co-ops in general, please have a look at the following articles...

    SF Chronicle article (Feb 2017)

    Metro Silicon Valley/San Jose Inside article (Aug 2017)

    KPIX - CBS SF BayArea video segment (Aug 2017)



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    Thanks for 10 Years of Support - Sept 2016!!!
    What a great time we had on Sunday, Sept 18, 2016.
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    The total slices sold in at the San Jose shop since opening - 872,840! Congrats to Rory who guessed - 869,323 and won our contest.
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    We were honored to have the Mayor of Santa Clara and Sentator Bob Wieckowski's office attend our ribbon cutting, where the Mayor presented us with a proclamation and the Senator presented us with a Certificate of Recognition. And the best part, Spiderman was there! Thanks Spideyfit!
    Thanks to the Santa Clara Weekly/Larry Sacks for writing a great article on the event!
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    Folllow us on Instagram!
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    Mayoral Dough Cutting


    Ribbon cutting with the Mayor of Santa Clara!


    Santa Clara Mayor Gillmor and Andrae Macapinlac from Senator Bob Wieckowski's office


    Senator Bob Wieckowski getting a pie!