While “A Day Without Immigrants,” intended to show the country how much we depend on immigrants, some employers felt that their businesses couldn’t operate without them for one day – and have fired them.
Bradley Coatings Incorporated, a painting company in Tennessee, made headlines after announcing they had fired 18 employees for skipping work to attend the rally.
In Lexington, South Carolina, 21 employees were fired from Encore Boat Builders LLC when they attended the rally instead of work.
Grace Community School, a child care facility in Florida, had to close on Thursday when they didn’t have enough staff to take care of the children. Two teachers who skipped work for the protest were fired, and four more quit the same day.
In Denver, JVS Masonry terminated 30 employees!
Twelve employees were fired from a restaurant in Oklahoma for disregarding their work responsibilities, KTUL-TV reported. All the employees were Hispanic and said attending the rally was important to them. “I hope you enjoyed your day off. And you can enjoy many more. Love you,” the owner texted one of the employees.
And in New York, 25 people were fired from Ben’s Delicatessen.
In total, after “A Day Without Immigrants,” at least 112 people have been forced to find another job.