(Birmingham News) Two men in Decatur claim that their refusal to remove the Confederate battle flag from their vehicles has cost them their jobs.
One of the men declined to speak to AL.com news partner WHNT News 19, but Phillip Sims, who worked at Turner Industries, said he and his coworker lost their jobs this week.
Sims told the news station that the plant superintendent told him that the company liked his work, but that he had to remove his flag from the back of his truck. He ordinarily doesn't drive to work with the flag on the truck, but said he was running late on Monday and didn't have time to remove it.
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"He said, 'I hate to be the one to tell you that but if you don't I'm gonna have to fire you,'" Sims told WHNT.