Friday, August 1, 2008

Plant Drops Labor Day For Muslim Holiday

We are slowly losing our country to the demands of Muslims. This is exactly how it started in the U.K. and of course Muslims once again show that the have no concern for anyone else but themselves. They have just forced one of their holy days on hundreds of non-Muslims.
Hat tip to americanophile over at for this one.

POSTED: 12:18 pm CDT August 1, 2008

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. -- Some workers at a local plant will no longer to be able to take their Labor Day holiday because of religious reasons.

Workers at the Tyson Foods poultry processing plant in Shelbyville will no longer have a paid day off on Labor Day but will instead be granted the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr.

According to a news release from the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, a new five-year contract at the plant included the change to accommodate Muslim workers at the plant.

Tyson's director of media relations Gary Mickelson said the contract includes eight paid holidays -- the same number as the old contract.

Eid al-Fitr -- which falls on Oct. 1 this year -- marks the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting.

Union leaders said implementing the holiday was important for the nearly 700 Muslims, many of them Somalis, who work at the plant that employs a total of 1,200 people.

Nineteen-year plant veteran William Pentecost doesn’t agree with the decision.

"I don’t think it's right. I really don't think it's right," he said.

Tyson company spokeswoman Libby Lawson said by phone that, "This isn't a religious accommodation, this is a contractual agreement. The majority asked for it."

The change didn’t bother some workers.

"I think it's fine. I don’t have any problem with it. There's a whole bunch of them here, so they've got to do something for them," said worker John Smith.

"It shouldn't happen. I mean, I think, we're in America, you're in America, I think that they should go with our holidays," Pentecost said.

Channel 4's Cynthia Williams could not reach any of the plant’s Muslim workers, because Channel 4 News' crew was not permitted on the property.

Former employee and Shelbyville resident Anthony Proctor said he thinks what's happening is wrong.

He said he helped build a special Muslim prayer room that's located inside the plant and that no other Tyson facility has been that accommodating for any other religion.

"If we want to go pray, we don’t have one for Christians," he said.

Tyson is headquartered in Arkansas.

Lawson said they consider religious accommodations on a case-by-case basis. She said that so far, no one has asked for any other type of religious prayer room.

No one at the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union’s regional office answered phone calls placed by Williams on Friday.

A representative in New York said that no one there knew specifics about the new contract with the workers, but a person in research told Williams that holidays aren't usually replaced and are more likely to be added on.

The decision will only apply to workers at the plant who are union members. All other employees at the plant will still have their normal Labor Day holiday.

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Anonymous said...

I want to go to this plant with several firearms and a lot of ammo, and I want to massacre each and every one of the dhimmi management, as well as any employee who is a muslim. I wish I lived in America. It would be so much fun and it would teach the muslim beasts and their dhimmi scum friends a lesson for sure

Christopher Logan said...

I understand your frustration, but this site does not call for murder.
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Fine, but I will let everyone know about this and we simply won't buy Tyson Foods anymore. Hit them where it hurts.

Christopher Logan said...

Also let them know that Tyson does business with Iran.

Anonymous said...

No more foods by tyson will be in my shopping cart again. Scares me to even think of muslims handling food in america.

Thorum said...

Yes, the Islamization and Dhimmitude of America has begun. For a while I thought it was just the Mexicanization, but no, even worse. Let's just keep getting the word out!!! Keep up the good work.

Fuckislam said...

wouldn't it be interesting if, all of a sudden, huge amounts of tysons stock was sabotaged in the nations supermarkets. ie any bottle of their produce was left unopened on the shelfs ....products wrapped in plastic or paper were slashed....huge no's of complaints to the relevant authorities about food poisoning {with appropriate supporting evidence from freindly Dr.'s etc. }.
of course I'm not suggesting a concerted campaign nationally and internationally. That would be illegal. But I can't help but wonder.....

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GodBlessUSA said...

I find it fascinating that I am unable to find hardly any stories on the internet about how Tyson does business with Iran!! I just saw the story on the O'Reilly Factor and this is the only story I could find that even mentions Tyson. I'm not surprised, Tyson is probably paying a lot of money to ensure that the information does not get out. And Tyson has guts to charge so much for their product, how much of it is imported then? Inquiring minds want to know! And the fact that one of the comments is from 2008 and it is 2010 and I just heard a story about Tyson being linked to Iran, no one in gov't is doing a damn thing about this. Where is the loyalty, does Tyson really save that much money by doing anything with Iran? Absolutely apalling, and of course, I will no longer by Tyson products and will continue to find a legitimate story on the topic to post to everyone I know.