Krista McNallyFeb 21, 2017, 1:52 pmFeb 23, 2017, 9:52 am

Deli owner denies claims he fired workers who participated in ‘Day without Immigrants’

Ronnie Dragoon says an ex-employee who threatened others spread misinformation

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Many people participated in the "Day without Immigrants” rally on Feb. 15. Following that rally, there were reports that one company on Long Island fired employees who participated.
It was reported that the owner of Ben's Kosher Deli in Greenvale fired 25 employees for participating in the rally last week. The owner, Ronnie Dragoon, denies those claims.

According to Dragoon, there was one employee who participated in the rally and threatened other employees with bodily harm for not supporting the cause. Dragoon in turn called the police.

The original media report stated that the owner of Ben's Kosher Deli fired the employees who boycotted work that day. Dragoon says he only fired the one worker who threatened employees and that employee made false claims to the other employees that they too were fired.

Dragoon says that at this point eight employees have come back to work following their participation in the protests.

FiOS1 News went into Ben’s Kosher Deli to try and speak with workers about this situation and they were not available for comment at this time.

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