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Hundreds of Nike Employees Stage Protest of Alberto Salazar After Mary Cain Allegations

At least 400 Nike employees staged a protest of the company's treatment of women Monday morning, according to the Willamette Week, Portland's Alt-Weekly.

The walkout picket was reportedly "quiet and orderly," but it came as a response to the rededication of the Alberto Salazar Building, an office on Nike's Beaverton campus named after the Nike Oregon Project running coach.

In October, the New York Times published a video op-ed featuring former high school track phenom Mary Cain, who claimed she suffered mental and physical abuse under the supervision of disgraced star coach Salazar as a member of Nike’s Oregon Project.