Slack commits to paying contractors during shutdown after laid-off baristas protest

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Slack says it will continue to pay contractors while its offices are shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement comes after five baristas, who learned last week they were being laid off, wrote a letter to the company that they intended to make public on Friday morning. The letter demanded three months pay and health care.

“It’s hard to overstate how dangerous it is to lose both our salaries and our healthcare during a pandemic that is quickly spiraling out of control,” the former employees wrote.

Many large tech companies have proactively offered to continue paying contractors or employees who cannot return to work because of the shutdowns. Slack…

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