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Ballard Slate Coffee Baristas Stage Walkout To Protest Work Conditions


Baristas at the Slate Coffee in Ballard have publicly staged a walkout, saying they’ve experienced missing and late paychecks, poor communication from upper management, and a “hostile” work environment.

Many of the workers printed out their letters of resignation and taped them to the window of the cafe at 5413 6th Ave NW.

“I walk out today and stand in solidarity with the former employees who have still not received their wages, for those who have received late paychecks, and for those who have experienced various forms of discrimination within this company,” Rachel Hopke writes in her resignation.

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