Skip to comments.Tyson drops Labor Day holiday for Eid al-Fitr
Posted on 08/02/2008 1:41:53 AM PDT by radu
Workers at Tyson Foods' poultry processing plant in Shelbyville will no longer have a paid day off on Labor Day, but will instead take the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in the fall.
A recent press release from the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) stated that a new contract at the Shelbyville facility "implements a new holiday to accommodate the ... Muslim workers at the plant."
The RWDSU stated that "the five-year contract creates an additional paid holiday, Iidal Fitil, a Muslim holiday that occurs toward the end of Ramadan."
read full article at Times-Gazette
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..What makes corporation executives think of these idiotic maneuvers? Can't they just concentrate on bringing us better chickens for less money?
I sent their PR person a blistering email last night about this.
Anyone care to bet that they will soon (if they haven’t already) refuse to close for Christmas and Easter?
No longer? Eid al-Fitr occurs earlier each year and will eventually be in midsummer, in spring, in winter.
This doesn't make any sense.
Of course, wiping out an American holiday in lieu of a Muslim one makes even less sense.
If this is true, I should think a massive boycott would be in order.
Only with their right.
The crime rate to me is too large for a small town but I don’t think it can be all blamed on the Somalians. Our friends from south of the border hold up their fair share as well as locals who behave irresponsible after a few too many... you know, the ones with white socks and drink Blue Ribbon beer. ):
Time for “no fat yellow chickens” in our house.
Exactly. Christians should force Tyson to provide them with a chapel right next to the Muslim room and when the Muslims try to blow up the chapel the whole plant will be gone and the issue will be moot.
Between all the crimes the illegals and the Mohammadans commit, it’s almost quaint when a crime is committed by an average White or Black person.
Dr. Peter Hammond’s book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat. www.frontline.org.za/books_videos/sti.htm
As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone. In fact, they may be featured in articles and films, stereotyped for their colorful uniqueness.
At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs [Europe, Australia, USA and Japan]. Six percent of US prison inmates are Muslim. Like any other minority, they wont integrate, but work to build their own separate community.
From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. South Africa’s Muslim population is 2%, but they control 35% of the businesses, a large percentage of the banks and have five Cabinet seats while Christians (77% of the population) have none.
They will push for the introduction of halaal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves (along with threats for failure to comply).
At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia; Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world, but to establish Sharia law over the entire world.
When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. (Ei: car-burnings in France last October.) Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats.
After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning (India, Mindanao, Philippines).
At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare [Indonesia].
From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya (infidel tax). (Sudan, Kosovo, Lebanon and Egypt).
After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide [Western Papua (New Guinea), Iran, Biafra, Turkey and North Nigeria]. 10
0% will usher in the peace of “Dar-es-Salaam” - House of Peace - as in Saudi Arabia, Libya and Yemen.
Tyson mechanically separated chicken - chicken scrotums, chicken lips, chicken feet, chicken anus........Yummy!
OUTSTANDING 1st thread/post! Thanks. Thanks to all contributors.
Well no more Tyson chicken for me. This is the USA not a muslem country.
We have never purchased Tyson products, because the practically torture the chickens.
Well then maybe a thinking man could take Tyson to the floor with this crap. Hard to believe there are more Moo’s in that plant than Christians that the company is pandering to. But then a small membership of a union can drive stupidity for the larger non union employees if that is a right to work state (???).......dunno if it is . Unions suck !
Tell em your a Wiccan !
There are eight commonly-recognized and celebrated Wiccan or pagan holidays , Take make believe holidays like the Moo’s do !......hell it’s not like they don’t sacrifice a chicken or two at that place anyway.
Insanity is upon us something fierce !
You did fine radu.
They tell all their Muslim workers that they are Jewish chickens.
OK, I guess it doesn’t make much difference which hand they use to contaminate the chicken!
Tyson will be filing bankruptcy within two years.
They’re not getting another dime out of me, and prior to this, they had a lock on the single largest piece of my grocery shopping dollars every week.
Tyson also makes and packages Kroger chicken, which I have read is injected with water to increase the weight and make it “look better.” I don’t doubt this at all, as I made the mistake of buying some of their chicken thighs, which shrank to nearly nothing after cooking.
Same here WRT not buying Tyson ANYTHING since Clinton. My only regret is that I can’t start boycotting them over this...
Bumping the thread! Good to see you. ;0)
Close to home eh, Du?? Scary to say the least.
Tyson Foods is one of largest U.S. marketers of value-added chicken, beef and pork to retail grocers, broad line foodservice distributors and national fast food and full service restaurant chains; fresh beef and pork; frozen and fully-cooked chicken, beef and pork products; case-ready beef and pork; supermarket deli chicken products; meat toppings for the pizza industry and retail frozen pizza; club store chicken, beef and pork; ground beef and flour tortillas.
It supplies all Yum! Brands chains that use chicken (including KFC and Taco Bell), as well as McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Wal-Mart, Kroger, Costco, IGA, Beef O'Brady's, small restaurant businesses, and prisons.
But here’s what I want to know. How did a small group of muslim employees manage to bully an American corporation and a labor union into replacing a secular holiday paying homage to the American worker....with a religious holiday honoring Allah.
This is how it all started in Europe. They’ve got a huge muslim population they fail to recognize as a potential problem hoping if they don’t see it...that it will go away.
And there are certain factions and a political party in this contry hoping for the same thing.
I wonder if the people who get upset over things like prayers before a football game and hanging the Ten Commandments in a courtroom will get upset over this?
Maybe the lurking primitives from Skins Island can answer that last question for us.
BTW DUmmies we’re having a good laugh at you here:
Way to rub it in Tyson! I'll never buy your chicken again.
F**k the Muslim Workers at their plant.
Sadly, there’s enough virulent anti-American and/or indifferent libs, hypocrats, communist/socialist, Clintons to keep Tyson afloat and then some.
But at least I feel better about not buying Tyson AND educating those around me about these vermin.
This PC drive to legitimize Islam as all-American is just sick and historically inaccurate. That Tyson gave into to this is a horror. American Muslims should be given all the rights of other Americans but to erase Labor Day for one of their holidays is silly and again, unhistorical. Fawning over Islam is what Britain, Spain, France and Germany have done and they have rued the day they did.
I’ll eat a week-old dead goat covered with maggots before I eat a Tyson chicken again.
Da Unions ain’t gonna like dat.
Sorry, folks. I have criticized many for not reading the article before commenting. Mea culpa.
Oh, please. If they'd have asked for one before, they would have been told, "Hell, no!"
What happens if a Christian brings a Bible into the room and prays to the Lord?
No, they won't.
Tucson actively tries to bring in Somali refugees. Tucson then spends a lot of money trying to teach them things like, “You cannot beat up a girl for disagreeing with you!”.
It's apparently all about getting as much as they can for as little money as possible.
I doubt they pay the Somalians much, and this ploy may be just to "make the peasants happy".
It may just backfire in the long run, though.
That’s a good question for the Tyson company, houeto.
The PR person’s inbox will probably be slam full by Monday. heh!
Based on the way things have been going, it won’t surprise me a bit if they decide not to close for Christmas or Easter.
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It doesn’t make any sense at all.
But it’s quite true.
I’d say a boycott is getting well underway. Maybe this is the wake up call Americans need to start putting an end to this madness.
Then again, maybe that’s just wishful thinking on my part.
GACK! You just made me glad I don’t eat chicken. LOL!
Thank you. I was worried about flubbing up, and this issue is too important to have a lot of “You dummy!” comments taking up space. LOL!
I’ll add my thanks to yours, to all the contributors.
That may not be true much longer if Americans don't wake up to the threat we face.
Tyson Foods, Inc.
P.O. Box 2020
Springdale, AR 72764-6999
2210 West Oaklawn Drive
Springdale, AR 72764-6999
Thanks SandRat. :-)
Let me get this straight. You want me to call the company and complain about them implementing the majority vote of the union members?
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