Posts Tagged ‘ immigration ’

Window Firm Says It Might Re-Hire Some Protesting Workers

Feb 24th, 2017

The president of a Kentucky window company where 15 immigrant workers stayed away from the job last week as part of the national “Day Without Immigrants” protest says he’s already replaced ten of the employees. He also said he hasn’t decided whether he’ll let any of the others return to work. “Those employees represented nearly […]

Immigrants Day Protest: What Did It Accomplish?

Feb 22nd, 2017

While traveling and making business calls last week, many of my door and window customers were talking about and dealing with the Day Without Immigrants protest. In the Ohio Valley region, immigrants make up a fair portion of the workforce, from five percent all the way up to 50 percent in some instances. I spend […]

Window Company Experiences ‘Day Without Immigrants’

Feb 21st, 2017

Last Thursday, a nationwide protest and boycott called “A Day Without Immigrants” asked immigrant laborers to stay home from their jobs for one day to demonstrate the role foreign-born workers play in the U.S. economy. At least one fenestration company, Sun Windows and Doors of Owensboro, Ky., reported that 12 employees took part in the […]

Study: Deporting Immigrant Workers Could Wreck Economy

May 26th, 2016

A new study from the American Action Forum, a center-right think tank, says removing 11.3 million undocumented immigrants from the U.S. would crater the economy — and decimate the construction and manufacturing industries that are struggling to find qualified workers. The study, “The Labor And Output Declines From Removing All Undocumented Immigrants,” claims that “removing all undocumented […]