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Tyson Foods warms up to Islam
One News Now ^ | 8/3/2008 | AP Staff

Posted on 08/04/2008 6:19:25 AM PDT by IbJensen

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - 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 given the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr as a holiday.

According to a news release from the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, a new 5-year contract at the plant included the change to accommodate the hundreds of Somali Muslims who work at the plant .



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: immigration; islam; mohammedanism; muslimamericans; poultry; somalis; tyson; tysonfoods; workplace
...a new 5-year contract at the plant included the change to accommodate the hundreds of Somali Muslims who work at the plant .

I haven't bought any products from Tyson since Hillary was put on their board and multiple plant closings took place for unsanitary conditions.

1 posted on 08/04/2008 6:19:25 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

we did one of these once, but it’s worth repeating.

when islam comes to your country, to destroy your way of life,

this is how it starts!

thanks tyson, you pukes!


2 posted on 08/04/2008 6:23:00 AM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: IbJensen

OK. No more Tyson chicken for this house or any of my kin.


3 posted on 08/04/2008 6:24:58 AM PDT by combat_boots (She lives! 22 weeks, 9.5 inches. Go, baby, go!)
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To: toomanygrasshoppers

Ping

No more Tyson’s.....


4 posted on 08/04/2008 6:27:31 AM PDT by FrogHawk (watchforlowflyingfrogs)
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To: combat_boots

ditto here. I normally don’t pay attention to brands that much, but no way I’ll purchase anything from Tyson after reading this!


5 posted on 08/04/2008 6:29:10 AM PDT by Joann37
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To: IbJensen

Just another reason to dislike unions.


6 posted on 08/04/2008 6:29:48 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: IbJensen

Tyson’s chickens coming home to roost?


7 posted on 08/04/2008 6:31:18 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion)
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To: IbJensen
At my last job the company gave out desk calendars for its employees. No mention of important dates in American and world history such as the date of the Korean War Armistice or D-Day or even Pearl Harbor were noted. But you better believe Eid al Fitr made it to the calendar.

What the hell is happening here?

8 posted on 08/04/2008 6:34:16 AM PDT by fleagle ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. -Winston Churchill)
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To: IbJensen

Wondering which would be worse for them...

not buying ANYTHING “Tyson”

or only buying PORK products....


9 posted on 08/04/2008 6:34:21 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: IbJensen

Don’t know if this article covers it but non union workers get to keep labor day, only the union workers at the Tyson plant got screwed. We used to vote on our contracts but it looks as if this was kind of railroaded through. So now Union Laborers at the Tyson plant no longer have the holiday that was designed to honor Labor. Isn’t that just ducky?


10 posted on 08/04/2008 6:35:08 AM PDT by calex59
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To: IbJensen
nearly 700 Muslims, many of them Somalis, who work at the plant that employs a total of 1,200 people

If those are their demographics, then it makes sense... but how on earth did they get to over 58% Muslim in a state that is less than 1% Muslim?

11 posted on 08/04/2008 6:36:43 AM PDT by Teacher317 (Thank you Dith Pran for showing us what Communism brings)
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To: combat_boots

Don’t forget to tell your butcher you want no Tyson product, at all. They process much more than chicken.


12 posted on 08/04/2008 6:51:40 AM PDT by steve8714 (Curtis Strange ruined a man better than himself.)
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To: IbJensen
Wow, I haven't brought a single Tyson product since the Clinton days when I found out how much corruption went on between Tyson and the Clintons. Just to name one was Hillary's cattle futures windfall which involved large volumes of trading done by Tyson where a few "winners" could easily be put into Hillary's account without raising any eyebrows. There were many other shady dealings between the camps.

And here I thought I was the only one with a life long boycott of Tyson products still in effect. Heck, I even found they made some of the burrito wraps and I switched to another brand.

13 posted on 08/04/2008 6:53:19 AM PDT by marlon
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To: Teacher317

Probably refugees, given cash and jobs ahead of citizens like the Bosnians in St. Louis.


14 posted on 08/04/2008 6:53:25 AM PDT by steve8714 (Curtis Strange ruined a man better than himself.)
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To: Teacher317

“...how on earth did they fet 58% Muslim in a state that is 1% Muslim?”

They found their Baptists and Pentecostal employees kept trying to convert the chickens ;^O*....


15 posted on 08/04/2008 6:53:40 AM PDT by Natchez Hawk (What's so funny about the first, second, and fourth amendments?)
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To: IbJensen

With Arkansas being one of the poorest states in the country, are you going to tell me that there aren’t locals who would jump at the opportunity to work in a union plant? How is it possible that 700 Somalis found their way to this plant?

Tyson was Bill Clinton’s largest campaign donor during his bid for governor. I vowed then never to buy Tyson. I haven’t since, and never will.


16 posted on 08/04/2008 6:54:21 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe ("Victory at all costs...for without true victory, there is no survival." Winston Churchill)
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To: IbJensen
Here's something on FR people also might like to check out.

Idiots Guide to Islam - A YouTube Series [The TRUTH about Islam in a Q&A format]

17 posted on 08/04/2008 6:54:32 AM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: NoKoolAidforMe
Tyson was Bill Clinton’s largest campaign donor during his bid for governor. I vowed then never to buy Tyson. I haven’t since, and never will.

Since I didn't live in Arkansas, I only stopped buying Tyson in '92 when The Slickster was running for president, after I found out the close ties between him and Tyson. Haven't bought Tyson since, and obviously never will.

18 posted on 08/04/2008 7:04:37 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: IbJensen

Ah, isn’t Labor Day a Federal Holiday? Two, shouldn’t immigrants adopt American Holidays and how should they know, when to stop wearing white shoes? Three, I have no problem with Tyson accomadating employee wishes, they ought to, but not at the cost of other employees.


19 posted on 08/04/2008 7:08:55 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (We're screwed '09 -'12)
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To: IbJensen
Me too!

I've refused to knowingly buy Tyson products ever since I learned of the Clintons' connections to the company -- and that was a long time ago.

20 posted on 08/04/2008 7:19:00 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: IbJensen

No more Tyson from the super. I’m going to local butchers from now on.


21 posted on 08/04/2008 7:19:04 AM PDT by Coffee200am ("We should all be living in mud huts and riding bicycles to avoid killing the polar bears..."/s)
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To: IbJensen

Since I heard of the connection between Tyson and the Clintons, I haven’t bought any.


22 posted on 08/04/2008 7:21:03 AM PDT by BooksForTheRight.com (Fight liberal lies with knowledge. Read conservative books and articles.)
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To: IbJensen

I HAVE OFFICIALLY PURCHASED MY LAST TYSON PRODUCT EVER.


23 posted on 08/04/2008 7:22:11 AM PDT by catchem (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: fleagle
What the hell is happening here?

With the help of the limp-wristed socialists in our congress we are being eased out of the picture.

I don't know what it is that infects these weasels once they get to Washington, but whatever it is their heart and guts are replaced by a form of robotics.

24 posted on 08/04/2008 7:24:35 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Just fired off an email to Tyson letting them know that I will not be buying anymore of their products due to this decision. Screw ‘em!!!!!


25 posted on 08/04/2008 7:34:40 AM PDT by ladyvet (Obama..be afraid, be very afraid.)
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To: IbJensen

They warmed up to the klintoons so this is actually a step up.

The body count for the muslims is probably lower than that for the klintoons.


26 posted on 08/04/2008 7:54:48 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (PE)
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To: IbJensen

***I haven’t bought any products from Tyson since Hillary was put on their board and multiple plant closings took place for unsanitary conditions. ***

I, too, stopped buying Tyson products when I learned that they are a BIG contributor to the Dems.


27 posted on 08/04/2008 8:07:14 AM PDT by kitkat (EX DEO LIBERTAS (From God, liberty))
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To: IbJensen
Between muslim accommodation and illegal alien employment opportunities, Tyson's has quite a legacy.
28 posted on 08/04/2008 8:09:18 AM PDT by wgflyer (Liberalism is to society what HIV is to the immune system.)
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To: IbJensen

I bet they won’t be processing any pork chops or bacon in this plant.


29 posted on 08/04/2008 8:28:49 AM PDT by Ron/GA
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To: Teacher317
"nearly 700 Muslims, many of them Somalis, who work at the plant that employs a total of 1,200 people"

Even more reason to boycott Tyson products. I wonder how many of them dragged our troops through the streets of Mogadishu.

The dopes at Tyson probably don't know that Ramadan moves forward approximately 11 days each year. That means the holiday will be at a different time as it rotates through the calendar over the years. Hope it falls at inopportune times for the company.

30 posted on 08/04/2008 8:55:02 AM PDT by mass55th
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To: IbJensen

I suppose I need to have my wife buy Perdue.
I haven’t heard anything about Frank hiring muzzies.


31 posted on 08/04/2008 9:17:22 AM PDT by BuffaloJack
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To: BuffaloJack
We buy Perdue products and haven't heard about their hiring mooselimbs.

What a nation we are being morphed into.

Illegal aliens running the kosher meat packers and mooselimbs plucking our chickens.

32 posted on 08/04/2008 9:43:00 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: Teacher317

illegal immigration welcome mats.


33 posted on 08/04/2008 10:59:55 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (Conservatives are to McCain what Charlie Brown is to Lucy.)
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To: IbJensen

We by a lot of raw material from them. I will tell this to the guy who does our purchasing.


34 posted on 08/04/2008 5:00:07 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: IbJensen
Couple of ramdom thoughts. The union members voted for this. It's called democracy. Look what happened in Gaza when they voted for hamas.

The company couls have said no, we won't require our supervisors and managers to work Labor Day or any other federal holiday.

35 posted on 08/04/2008 5:13:29 PM PDT by purpleraine
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To: purpleraine
As far as I'm concerned, Tyson is, and has been, a weasely company that in order to get the cheapest labor they recruit Somali muslims.

This not only affects their workforce and opens their 'products' to the possibility of terrorist manipulation, but it packs the small Tennessee city with a rabble eagar to suck up more benefits.

the union members are a gaggle of African muslims who are, after all, the same people who dragged our dead soldiers through the streets of Mogadushu amongst cheers of onlookers.

Our businesses and our government is going out of its way to lard up our population with the scourge of the world which makes things even more miserable in this deeply troubled nation.

36 posted on 08/05/2008 5:27:02 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

WHERE IS THE ACLU?

(Yes, I am shouting on purpose)


37 posted on 08/05/2008 10:24:14 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: IbJensen

all that may be true, but what are you going to do when people vote?


38 posted on 08/05/2008 12:32:55 PM PDT by purpleraine
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...what are you going to do when people vote?

What could you possibly mean?

These Somali Muslims can't vote....yet!

We can blame our do-nothing complicit el presidente and the 535 idiots that we elected to represent us!

39 posted on 08/05/2008 2:18:59 PM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

I think you’re missing the story. The union has 700 Somalis out of 1200 total. Days off are addressed in union contracts. Unions have to have their members ratify contracts. That means a vote. The Somali’s voted for their holiday. What change would you make to prevent that?


40 posted on 08/05/2008 2:23:39 PM PDT by purpleraine
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To: purpleraine
What change would you make to prevent that?

The point is: why hire the Somali muslims in the first place"?

The 700 proves that Tyson went out of their way to recruit these potential terrorists.

I really don't care to have muslims recruited and transferred to Tennessee in order to pluck my chickens.

Surely Tyson could have hired U. S. citizens to handle their poultry.

41 posted on 08/06/2008 4:38:59 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

All Tyson products are banned from this household, and I think I may have forgot about the dozen frozen TV dinners I left in a shopping cart in the store last week, oh well I guess they will have to throw them out.


42 posted on 08/06/2008 5:00:05 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (The world WILL be cleaner, safer and more productive without Islam.)
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To: IbJensen

I don’t disagree, but they’re stuck with the mess they made.


43 posted on 08/06/2008 7:21:55 AM PDT by purpleraine
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To: marlon

I haven’t been buying anything from Levi’s for years now. They are one of the biggest supporters of abortion business belonging to planned parenthood.


44 posted on 08/06/2008 1:18:56 PM PDT by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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