A Geneva-based small business stood with immigrants on #adaywithoutimmigrants. The Little Traveler joined businesses across the nation in an effort to call attention to the important and overlooked role immigrants play in our society and our economy. The Little Traveler, an allied member of Chicago Fair Trade, offers an assortment of home decor, fashion apparel and gift items sourced from around the world.
Una Voce Equa recognizes and supports the inherent dignity of all workers. We stand with the immigrant community everyday, and especially on #adaywithoutimmigrants.
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A message from Mike Simon, owner of The Little Traveler: You may have read that today is “A Day Without Immigrants,” and immigrants throughout the US will be staying home from school, from work, and not shopping or dining out today as a way to show their impact on our society. As a business that employs many wonderful people who were not born in the US, we fully support this movement. My grandparents were immigrants to this country, coming here to escape persecution. So today we want to let you know that: -All of our immigrant employees will be paid their normal wage today, whether they come to work or not. -Our store may not look as clean as it normally does, for many of the people who work “behind the scenes” to keep us going are immigrants, and they may not be on duty today. -Our Atrium Cafe may not be open today, and if it is, our service may be slower than usual, for many of the wonderful people who run our restaurant were not born in the US. -We will be donating 10% of today’s revenues to the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, to show our support for the immigrants who are so vital to our country. Thank you for your understanding, and for your continued support of The Little Traveler. #adaywithoutimmigrants #thankyou #appreciation
-Una Voce Equa