Employees at a Long Island City bakery who were threatened to be fired by management after Department of Homeland Security (DHS) conducted a raid in March are calling for the city residents to go a “Day Without Bread” on Friday.
Tom Cat Bakery, located at 43-05 10th St., sent a letter to 30 of its employees on March 15 to tell them that their I-9 forms were out of date. This occurred after DHS conducted an audit and employees were told that they would be fired in 10 days with no severance pay.
One week later, the employees held a rally to bring attention to the incident and partnered with local elected officials and the nonprofit Brandworkers to demand that their employees work with them to help keep their jobs. On March 29, the