Baristas at Mighty Good Coffee say they expected to negotiate a contract with the company after they formed the Washtenaw Area Coffee Workers Association in October after a former employee accused the chain of racial discrimination. Instead, they received a notice a week ago about the layoffs and closures, according to WXYZ.I don't have the background information on that accusation. Apparently, though, when running a business becomes too much like work, it's time for some family time. "A letter, obtained by WXYZ, that was sent to the union stated that the owners felt the experience of running the business was 'overly stressful' and became an 'unworkable burden on their relationship and their family.'"
Apparently, even in oh-so-fashionably-left Ann Arbor, coffee shops have to pass market tests.