In at least five states, roughly 60 people lost their
jobs this week after they skipped work to participate in the “Day Without Immigrants” protest on Thursday, according to local media reports.
In Tulsa, Oklahoma, 12 Latino workers at the I Don’t Care Bar and Grill told KTUL that they were fired over text message because they did not show up for their scheduled shift and did not call in.
“You and your family are fired. I hope you enjoyed your day off, and you can enjoy many more. Love you,” the restaurant owner texted one employee, according to screenshots provided to the station.
The employees told KTUL that while they expected to be reprimanded for missing work, they did not expect to be fired.
The Charlotte Observer