Skip to comments.Tyson Foods warms up to Islam
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 .
I haven't bought any products from Tyson since Hillary was put on their board and multiple plant closings took place for unsanitary conditions.
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!
OK. No more Tyson chicken for this house or any of my kin.
No more Tyson’s.....
ditto here. I normally don’t pay attention to brands that much, but no way I’ll purchase anything from Tyson after reading this!
Just another reason to dislike unions.
Tyson’s chickens coming home to roost?
Wondering which would be worse for them...
not buying ANYTHING “Tyson”
or only buying PORK products....
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?
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?
Don’t forget to tell your butcher you want no Tyson product, at all. They process much more than chicken.
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.
Probably refugees, given cash and jobs ahead of citizens like the Bosnians in St. Louis.
“...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*....
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.
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.
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.
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.
No more Tyson from the super. I’m going to local butchers from now on.
Since I heard of the connection between Tyson and the Clintons, I haven’t bought any.
I HAVE OFFICIALLY PURCHASED MY LAST TYSON PRODUCT EVER.
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.
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!!!!!
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.
***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.
I bet they won’t be processing any pork chops or bacon in this plant.
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.
I suppose I need to have my wife buy Perdue.
I haven’t heard anything about Frank hiring muzzies.
What a nation we are being morphed into.
Illegal aliens running the kosher meat packers and mooselimbs plucking our chickens.
illegal immigration welcome mats.
We by a lot of raw material from them. I will tell this to the guy who does our purchasing.
The company couls have said no, we won't require our supervisors and managers to work Labor Day or any other federal holiday.
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.
WHERE IS THE ACLU?
(Yes, I am shouting on purpose)
all that may be true, but 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!
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?
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.
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.
I don’t disagree, but they’re stuck with the mess they made.
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.