- Strikes are being held across the US to protest President Trump’s immigration policies
- Workers at D.C. cafe did extra work the day before, so they could strike without hurting business
“We’re a very small business and without them we would not be able to open today, so they not only gave me a heads-up about the strike, but did double the work yesterday so we would be in good shape today,” Carr said.
“When you’re [sic] prep cooks go on strike, but still get all their work done a day in advance because #love & #family. #ADayWithoutImmigrants”
The restaurant will serve a limited menu on Thursday, but Carr says the strike won’t hurt his business, because they had time to make arrangements.
“Immigrants are the backbone of this country and the heart and soul of the service industry. Without them, our small businesses would crumble. They are also part of our family here at Little Red Fox and I too am worried about their future under this administration,” Carr said.
He’ll be busy doing dishes and finishing up the food prep that couldn’t be done in advance.
The workers will still get paid and the restaurant plans to donate 10% of the day’s sales to a local nonprofit that provides social and legal services to immigrants.