Our Workplace Commitments
Amy’s is uncompromisingly committed to living by our values. We’re a group of people who truly cares about treating each other and the planet with kindness. We’re a family passionate about cooking food that’s making a real difference for our consumers. Our Food, our People and our Planet – and our values leading with “take care of each other” – have always been at the core of everything we do. We treat everyone with compassion, respect and fairness – like they’re family.
As a proudly independent, family-owned organic food company, we value individual rights and freedoms. We respect our employees’ choices and their rights regarding union representation – whether yes or no. We believe someone’s freedom to say no should be just as respected as their right to say yes.
To our friends and neighbors . . .
“We have seen allegations made in the press and social media… We know what is being said isn’t true, and that has been validated by outside auditors and hundreds of employees…”
Read our open letter to Amy’s friends and neighbors about the recent criticisms about the company.
What to know
Amy’s is proudly independent, and we value individual rights and freedoms.
We respect our employees’ choices and their rights regarding union representation – whether yes or no.
We believe someone’s freedom to say no should be just as respected as their right to say yes.
At this time, none of Amy’s employee groups have chosen to be unionized, and we respect their personal choices.
Our Workplace Culture
Our people are the foundation that makes our success possible. That’s why, working together with all our employees, we’ve built a company where everyone has the opportunity to grow, where we welcome new ideas, where collaboration rules the day. We want to empower each of our employees to help make that difference every day – whether it be through the food we make for our consumers, the changes we make in our operations to help heal our planet or the way we engage with each other. If we miss the mark in some way, we will always make it right. At Amy’s, we’re always learning, ready to rise to the challenge and focused on progress, not perfection.
Given our long-standing values – and based on the evidence we’ve seen of unionization elsewhere – we are concerned about a union’s impact on our ongoing culture of compassion, respect, fairness, collaboration and personal empowerment that has always been so key to our success.
That’s why we continue to cherish our culture, our relationships and the journey we’re on together.
Headlines and allegations
We understand that criticisms, allegations and demonstrations are part of the typical union organizing plan, but the recent claims do not reflect who we are as a company and the values we uphold. Nor are they shared by the vast majority of our employees.
And it’s because we value our people that we work hard to take care of them. From on-site health centers and comprehensive beneﬁt programs, we believe it’s important to provide our people with the tools and resources they need to thrive, as well as opportunities for growth and learning. If we miss the mark in some way, we will always make it right. At Amy’s, we’re always learning, ready to rise to the challenge and focused on getting better every day.
Were employees really picketing recently in front of an Amy’s facility in California?
Yes – A union and its supporters first held a brief picket in front of our Santa Rosa facility in February, publicizing various complaints. Then on two occasions, much larger groups of employees held their own rallies in support of the company to counter things said by the union. (Amy’s had no role in orchestrating or coordinating any of these employee efforts.)
Our employees continue to speak out on their own in support of the company through letters-to-the-editor, social media comments and other forums, and we respect all employees’ voices. While we are always learning and take all opportunities to improve seriously, we appreciate the confidence we’ve earned with so many employees over the years as we work to maintain our family culture, our values and our commitments to each other.
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