Day Without Immigrants: More than a hundred US employees sacked for taking part in protest

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Day Without Immigrants: More than a hundred US employees sacked for taking part in protest

Post by Sassy on Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:23 pm

The Day Without Immigrants protest shut down businesses across the US last week, but it didn’t come without consequences for employees who decided to take part in the demonstrations

More than a hundred workers across the US were reportedly fired for taking place in the “Day Without Immigrants” protests against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.

The demonstrations, for which support was largely drummed up online, urged foreign-born workers to refuse to participate in the US economy for a day.

Nearly 20 employee at Bradley Coatings, a commercial painting company in Tennessee, told supervisors on Wednesday that they would not be coming into work the following day, instead making up the time on Sunday.

However, they were told on Thursday that they had lost their jobs, NBC4 reported.

Robert Peal, the company’s attorney, told NBC4: “Regretfully, and consistent with its prior communication to all its employees, BCI had no choice but to terminate these individuals. The reason these employees missed work — to engage in peaceful demonstrations — had nothing to do with BCI's decision to terminate them."

The story was not a one-off. Local news outlets across the whole country reported that employees returned to work only to find out they had been fired from their positions.

In South Carolina, 21 members of staff at a boat manufacturing company were reportedly fired for taking part. Thirty masonry workers lost their jobs in Denver as well as 12 workers at the I Don’t Care Bar and Grill, an Oklahoma restaurant.

The same week, the restaurant had posted on Facebook seeking employees for its open positions.

Some people have taken to Twitter to call on customers to boycott the businesses that fired workers after the protest.

Diane Wong, based in Boston tweeted: “Remember this name. You won’t want to eat here. I Don’t Care Bar and Grill in Catoosa, Oklahoma.”

J.C.Zarcus said: “#BradleyCoatings just fired 18 workers for participated in #ADayWithoutImmigrants, stop buying this products.”


More at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/day-without-immigrants-latest-us-employees-lose-jobs-undocumented-workers-protest-donald-trump-a7589176.html


Punished for standing up for themselves, how very democratic.
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Post by Aspca4ever on Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:58 pm

Well, the PBS radio has been busy fielding radio callers; their phone line into Lawrence, KS has been flooded with people asking about this issue. And already the 'Farm to Table' fruit growers and those depending upon the immigrant workers for planting too --- are extremely worried. 
But of course the 'Repugs' won't pay any attention until their fine dining is being impacted for the loss of all those lush - best hand picked fruits & berry's that are now triple the price or not available at all. 
Geeze, however will they get their smoothies at ™Star Bucks when their fresh fruits are there for their favorite morning drinks!  Tsk-Tsk-Tsk
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Post by Sassy on Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:11 pm

That's the only time it will come home to them, when their way of life is impacted!
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