• Brownies offers jobs to fired workers after Day Without Immigrants

    By: Naomi Keitt

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    TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:

     

    A Tulsa restaurant owner says offering jobs to employees fired after a protest was not a political decision.

    When Dusty Oakley, owner of Brownies Hamburgers, heard I Don't Care Bar and Grill in Tulsa fired 12 employees for failing to call in, he reached out.

    The employees skipped work for a national "Day Without Immigrants" protest, addressing President Donald Trump's call for aggressive policy to combat illegal immigration. 

    Oakley says his decision was motivated by a recent need for experienced workers at his restaurant. 

    "They're in need, I'm in need. So it was a win-win situation," he said. 

    Oakley opened the discussion, but the workers say they have a few options to weigh. 


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