Dozens of Workers Fired After Protesting on ‘Day Without Immigrants’
One restaurant fired 12 line cooks.
Last week’s “A Day Without Immigrants” protest was meant to give the nation a taste of what it might look like without immigrants working in its restaurants. But now, in at least a handful of kitchens and dining rooms the country, people no longer have to guess. Dozens of restaurant workers—and of course, employees of other industries—have been fired for participating in the protest, CNN reports.
Many restaurant owners stood by and up for their immigrant employees on Feb. 16, giving workers a free pass to play (meaningful) hooky or even closing down for the day in support. Notably, chef José Andrés announced on Twitter he would join the protest by not opening five of his restaurants—at least the second time the chef has openly opposed President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
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