• Nationwide Immigrant Strike May Trigger Excusable Delay and Other Contract Provisions
  • April 25, 2017 | Authors: Adam P. Handfinger; Meredith Nelson Reynolds
  • Law Firm: Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation - Miami Office
  • Yesterday, February 16, 2017, media outlets reported a nationwide strike by immigrants and businesses referred to as “A Day Without Immigrants”. The protest, organized largely through social media, was a response by some to the Trump Administration’s immigration and foreign trade policies. Participating businesses shut down and immigrants refused to work or spend money in an eff ort to demonstrate the role of foreign-born workers in the U.S. economy.While the number of businesses and individuals that participated is not yet known, several contractors reported labor shortages and construction project delays or temporary shut downs as a result of the protest.