Fired workers protest at Chipotle

Fired workers protest at Chipotle

There are 424 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Dec 22, 2010, titled Fired workers protest at Chipotle. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Chanting in Spanish and wearing Santa hats, about 50 fired Chipotle workers and their families crammed into the Mexican chain's Nicollet Mall restaurant in downtown Minneapolis at lunchtime Wednesday, protesting what they called unjustified firings around the state following a federal investigation over their legal status to work in the U.S. Some ...

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Since: Dec 09

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Dec 22, 2010
In all this time they couldn't get documentation of their legal status to work in the US? Guess it's a wake up call.

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DLN

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#5 Dec 22, 2010
I haven't seen one example of a fired Chipotle worker who was a legal, documented immigrant. If they received employment in Minnesota fraudulently, they should not be entitled to any back wages or benefits. In fact, the State of Minnesota should confiscate illegally-obtained wages and use the money to compensate unemployed Minnesotans.

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Big Whoop

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#6 Dec 22, 2010
If you're not legal, you're not welcome.

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wtf

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Dec 23, 2010
Minnesota is an "at will" state. You can be fired for any reason, as long as the employer has a valid reason. IMO Being illegal is a valid reason.

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LeeHo

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Dec 23, 2010
I'm all for them wanting to come here for a better life but they need to do it legally. If they can prove their legal status they should get their jobs back. But since they haven't proved it, I'm guessing they aren't and they should be deported back to country of origin .

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mema

Worthington, MN

#9 Dec 23, 2010
Are they legal or not?? If not, then give them an escort southl. With regard to protesting-if you are not legal, techically you are not here. Persona Non Grata
ICEManCometh

Dallas, TX

#10 Dec 23, 2010
Notice how none of them were arrested when fired, like they should have been? In the last couple years of Bush, after the failure of the summer 2007 amnesty attempt, raids would follow the audits, or accompany them, and the illegals were all put into the Fed computer and jailed, with most being deported.

Notice the absence of any legal repercussions for these illegals...they're free to walk down the street and take another job away from an American!

Our current administration wants to look like they're enforcing the law, but they will only enforce to a lower set-point than before.

No wonder these illegals now feel like it's perfectly fine to protest justified firings and walk around openly flouting the laws of our nation.

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Wonder Woman

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Dec 23, 2010
They need to investigate some of the Asian Restaurants and Groceries also. Asians are using Illegal Immigrants, especially Mexicans or Latino or Spanish or what ever they want to be called these days.
Horny Viking

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Dec 23, 2010
Sweden kicks out undocumented workers too -- Our corporate run fascist liberal media is trying to overthrow our government with illegal voters, that's all.

You really don't have to be a draft dodging pothead lawyer from the Vietnam Era to prove it either.
Kevin

Lakeville, MN

#13 Dec 23, 2010
Illegal aliens, get lost! Nobody wants you here.

Since: Apr 08

Wisconsin Rapids, WI

#14 Dec 23, 2010
INS missed an oppurtunity to get rid of them and send them packing.

The SEIU needs to be banned for supporting illegal immigrants working. If I see that logo anywhere I do business, I will leave.

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too bad

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Dec 23, 2010
So you're telling me some of them have lived here illegaly for 10 years and in that time they couldn't get their paperwork in for legal status.

I say you have no right to protest A) if you are here illegaly and taking away jobs from American citizens no matter "how good a worker you are" and B)fired from a job you shouldn't have had in the first place.

I am so sick of people coming to the U.S. and taking and/or getting everything for free while I work my butt off trying to keep a roof over my head and food on the table. I am middle class an dI know that if I get hurt or lose my job my family would lose everything because America doesnt look out for their own. I have already seen this happen to friends and family. People who were born and raised here and worked and now get shafted by the State and Fed Gov't. Way to look out for us USA. How about stop helping everybody else and help us who are your own.

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Chev Chelios

Atlantic, IA

#16 Dec 23, 2010
This is what things have degenerated into: This illegal scum has the f'ing nerve to protest? Thank you, limp wristed media/government. There should have been a bus available to load these morons for a trip back to Mexico. Go away and don't come back.
huh

Cottage Grove, MN

#17 Dec 23, 2010
"There is no statutory distinction between documented workers or undocumented workers. "

That is because the whole law is predicted upon the premise that it applies to citizens or properly documented visitors. Duh.
just saying

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Dec 23, 2010
"The protest was part of a campaign supported by the Immigrant Rights Action Committee, the Service Employees International Union Local 26 and the Center of Workers United in Struggle."

IF a person was here legally then this firing is wrong. If a person was not here legally than the above groups who supported this has now lost any respect I might have had for them. Is it really so difficult to have your paperwork available to prove your status? I carry my drivers license etc every day. I would imagine a green card fits in a wallet?
Auriga

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Dec 23, 2010
Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee. Appears to be a front group for a front group.
Brodie from Shakopee

Shakopee, MN

#20 Dec 23, 2010
Pay them like the law says. Two wrongs don't make a right. Now, if they are here illegally, then they must go through the legal process to be here.

I applaud people that want to work and pay taxes, because Lord knows we don't have enough of them. But we must be lawful.

Since: Sep 09

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#21 Dec 23, 2010
It was a simple fix wrote:
INS missed an oppurtunity to get rid of them and send them packing.
The SEIU needs to be banned for supporting illegal immigrants working. If I see that logo anywhere I do business, I will leave.
The SEIU doesn't just 'support illegals',its membership is 80%+ illegals. It is 'LaRacist Lite'.SEIU was created in Las Vegas by illegals in the service industry-cooks/maids/janitors.
Jeff

Hugo, MN

#22 Dec 23, 2010
Let's follow Italy's example enacted in 2008:

Immigrants illegally entering Italy should be found guilty of a felony offense and sentenced to prison time, a newly proposed law says.
Respect

Elk River, MN

#23 Dec 23, 2010
I have no respect whatsoever for illegals. They can go through the process and come here legally, but until then, shut your yappers.

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