Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


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

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 Day Without Immigrants protest, 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.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

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.”

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.”

Remember this name. You won’t want to eat here. I Don’t Care Bar and Grill in Catoosa, Oklahoma. 

Mr Trump has vowed to crack down on illegal immigration and signed an executive order, which was put on hold by federal courts, restricting entry from seven Muslim-majority countries.

The action last week was part of a growing movement of strikes and boycotts intended to demonstrate displeasure with Mr Trump administration and its policies.

In January, mass rallies focused on women’s rights, drew millions of people around the globe only days after the President was sworn in.


You May Also Like


Professing to be the lead in Thai relationship with over 1.5 million enrolled single people, Cupid Media’s ThaiCupid brings the one in every of...


An exclusive article form Orestis Karipis In the 1930’s and 1940’s acid was the weapon of deceived husbands and wives in the Western world...


Read more about switzerland women here. Swiss ladies and men are not reknown for being the most chatty, outgoing or spontaneous when meeting strangers...


In food, if there is one thing you can say without fear of contradiction, it is this: Britain loves burgers. The UK market is...

Copyright © 2020 All Rights Reserved