Saturday, August 02, 2008

Plant Drops Labor Day For Muslim Holiday

If we tried to get a Christian holiday to replace a US National, albeit Communist inspired, Holiday, there would be fits! Especially because it is replacing Lenin's Birthday, a holiday for the Socialist masses.

This is also a call for Sharia Law to be democratically enforced in the US. What a crock.

Islam In Action: Plant Drops Labor Day For Muslim Holiday: "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.'"

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