The following is an excerpt from rt.com | February 20, 2017 |
From South Carolina to Colorado, at least 80 workers who abstained from their jobs on February 16 were fired for their show of solidarity with a nationwide protest known as ‘A Day Without Immigrants.’
Thursday's protest came in response to the Donald Trump administration's deportation actions against undocumented immigrants. The mass demonstration resulted in numerous business closures and marches as many went on strike to show solidarity with immigrants targeted by the surge of detainments by Immigrants and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Yet some participating workers, unprotected by lax labor laws in the US, paid a stiff price. At least 80 people who chose join the protest and abstain from work were fired from their jobs, according to local news reports.
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