TULSA, Okla. — Quick Facts:
- I Don't Care Bar and Grill fired 12 employees for not calling in for "Day Without Immigrants"
- The owner of Brownies Hamburgers says he saw experienced workers without a job and offered them
- He calls it a win-win for the business and the workers, not a political decision
- Employees say they received a few different offers; they plan to weigh options
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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