Brownies offers jobs to fired workers after Day Without Immigrants

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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