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Tyson Plant Drops Labor Day for Muslim Holiday
FoxNews.com ^ | August 05, 2008

Posted on 08/27/2012 11:54:56 AM PDT by null and void

Edited on 08/27/2012 11:58:09 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Workers at a Tyson Foods poultry processing plant in Tennessee have opted to trade a paid Labor Day holiday for the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Fitr.

A 5-year contract approved by members of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union at the Shelbyville, Tenn., plant last November includes the change to accommodate Muslim workers.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: eidalfitr; holidays; laborday; muslimamericans; poultry; tysonfoods
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1 posted on 08/27/2012 11:55:01 AM PDT by null and void
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To: null and void

I believe Labor Day is a Federal Holiday.


2 posted on 08/27/2012 11:56:28 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: null and void

That’s ok. I don’t mind replacing theirs for Chick fil A anyway!


3 posted on 08/27/2012 11:58:25 AM PDT by albie
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To: null and void

Well, that’s an easy boycott. Never again.


4 posted on 08/27/2012 11:58:26 AM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: null and void

Unions v. Muslims? Sounds like Bud Light time to me.


5 posted on 08/27/2012 11:58:32 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: null and void

Is Chick-fil-A selling Halal chicken?
time to “eat mor pork”.


6 posted on 08/27/2012 11:58:59 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: albie

Golden Plump for me!


7 posted on 08/27/2012 11:59:25 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: July4
Unions v. Muslims? Sounds like Bud Light time to me.

No v., it's an &.

8 posted on 08/27/2012 11:59:46 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1316 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: null and void

I take it that since the workers are muslim these
chickens are Halal?


9 posted on 08/27/2012 12:00:41 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: massgopguy
I believe Labor Day is a Federal Holiday.

I believe I just report the stories.

10 posted on 08/27/2012 12:01:01 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1316 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: July4

Bring barbeque pork and bacon to work to celebrate the missing holiday in your own special way.


11 posted on 08/27/2012 12:01:15 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: albie

Tyson is easy to drop-because it doesn’t taste good!

Anyway, I dropped them WAY back when I learned how much they donated to Billy Boy and Evita.


12 posted on 08/27/2012 12:01:15 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: null and void

We have NEVER bought Tyson products since we found out a long time ago that Hitlery Klinton was on their board.

This was reinforced when it was reported that Tyson had received 68 gigs in one day from the FDA for poop contaimined chicken meat.


13 posted on 08/27/2012 12:03:06 PM PDT by IbJensen (Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: null and void

I thought Tyson was a Christian owned company?


14 posted on 08/27/2012 12:03:16 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: null and void

Move those workers to Tyson Pork and you can keep your Labor Day.....


15 posted on 08/27/2012 12:03:37 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: mylife
Is Chick-fil-A selling Halal chicken?

No idea, ask them.

16 posted on 08/27/2012 12:03:44 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1316 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: mylife

Somebody needs to have a hog killing in the parking lot


17 posted on 08/27/2012 12:04:13 PM PDT by rxtn41
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To: null and void

We’re having LBJ day today in Texas. Optional holiday for State employees. And no, I’m not kidding.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyndon_Baines_Johnson_Day


18 posted on 08/27/2012 12:04:30 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: null and void

If Obama’s re-elected, he’ll trade Independence Day for Rhamidan.....


19 posted on 08/27/2012 12:05:23 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

The union certainly isn’t Christian.


20 posted on 08/27/2012 12:05:41 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1316 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: SMARTY
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Tyson a major conglomerate that owns the majority of chicken brands in the US.
21 posted on 08/27/2012 12:05:53 PM PDT by shadeaud ( “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8”. Just doing my duty a Christian)
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To: null and void

I dropped Tyson years ago. Not that I was a big consumer to begin with.
Still, they hire a lot of illegal labor.
Or, at least they did years past.


22 posted on 08/27/2012 12:06:20 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil--A-merican)
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To: G Larry

Appropriate, since Americans will no longer be “Independent” and we’ll be under Sharia law....


23 posted on 08/27/2012 12:06:42 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: null and void
A 5-year contract approved by members of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union at the Shelbyville, Tenn., plant last November includes the change to accommodate submit to the increasingly strident demands of Muslim workers.

There. Fixed. Let's just call it for what it is.

24 posted on 08/27/2012 12:08:03 PM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: shadeaud

I don’t know.


25 posted on 08/27/2012 12:08:33 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: null and void

I’m guessing that Arkansas is a “right to work” state and that Tyson’s is not unionized. If it union, then they have been dhimmified.


26 posted on 08/27/2012 12:09:33 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: G Larry
If Obama’s re-elected, he’ll trade Independence Day for Rhamidan.....

If Obama's re-elected, the concept of American independence will be meaningless anyway.

27 posted on 08/27/2012 12:09:52 PM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: mylife; null and void

As the Pork Producers advertise:

Pork, it is the other white meat.

H’mmm, can that be considered a “racist” statement?


28 posted on 08/27/2012 12:11:40 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar

I’m guessing you didn’t read the article.

This is a union contract.

The plant is in Tennessee.


29 posted on 08/27/2012 12:11:40 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1316 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Liberty Valance

LBJ day?

Do you stuff a ballot box and hunt deer at night with a spotlight to celebrate? We have had some real sleazeballs as president but LBJ has to be at or near the top of the list.


30 posted on 08/27/2012 12:11:40 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: tet68

the workers are muslim


Makes since they use muslims to chop the heads off chickens.
Do the scream Alahhu akbar each time?


31 posted on 08/27/2012 12:12:17 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil--A-merican)
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To: null and void
Would rather eat:

Than Tyson.

And Quron ain't even real chicken it is a mycoprotein grown in a vat by fungus!

32 posted on 08/27/2012 12:13:12 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: null and void

lord forgive me,but I despise Muslims. I don’t want to say I hate them but I absolutely do not like them and I wish we could boot them all out. I do not trust them.


33 posted on 08/27/2012 12:14:22 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Vic Morrow is my new heartthrob :))
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To: Liberty Valance

We should be celebrating on the anniversary of LBJ’s death.


34 posted on 08/27/2012 12:15:25 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: null and void

Labor Day at Tyson Foods
American Flag

Outdated, misleading information about Tyson employee holidays has surfaced on the Internet. Contrary to recently circulated reports, Tyson does NOT offer its workers a paid Muslim holiday at any location.

http://www.tysonfoods.com/Media-Room/Labor-Day-at-Tyson-Foods.aspx


35 posted on 08/27/2012 12:15:44 PM PDT by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: GraceG

Yum.


36 posted on 08/27/2012 12:16:12 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Vic Morrow is my new heartthrob :))
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To: GraceG

It’s the ideal food for a fun guy...


37 posted on 08/27/2012 12:16:44 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1316 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: null and void

Well, surely, this means these Muslims will be working on Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Christmas.


38 posted on 08/27/2012 12:17:50 PM PDT by miele man
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To: null and void

You should see the price of beer at a Tampa Bay Rays game. Nine bucks for an aluminum bottle of Budweiser.

Geez,Louise.

I don’t drink beer but I cannot believe how much a can/bottle/cup of beer costs at these games.


39 posted on 08/27/2012 12:19:55 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Vic Morrow is my new heartthrob :))
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To: ScottinVA

Went to see the Movie “2016” last night.

That was pretty much my point.


40 posted on 08/27/2012 12:21:10 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: OafOfOffice

You take all the fun out of FR by posting facts.


41 posted on 08/27/2012 12:25:09 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: null and void

I quit buying Tyson a long time ago.

It seemed every time I bought one of their meat products it was spoiled and I had to take it back to store.


42 posted on 08/27/2012 12:25:38 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: null and void

What? is this satire?


43 posted on 08/27/2012 12:29:36 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: SMARTY

Tyson is long gone from our house. My wife says it isn’t fresh and smells bad when cooked.

Pilgrim’s Pride.

We don’t buy any meat from Walmart. In fact, I don’t think my wife goes there anymore anyway. I sure don’t and have not set foot in a Walmart in years.

I trade with the local merchants. Better quality, better service and only a bit higher. Same for the big box stores. What good does it do to save 10% on a blister pack of screws when more than 90% of the screws strip or twist off? Chinese junk is just JUNK. I avoid it any way possible.


44 posted on 08/27/2012 12:30:09 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.)
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To: null and void

This is an old article. Also, it sounds like the workers union not Tyson requested the change. Dont get me wrong, I have a big problem with this. This is AMERICA and we should be celebrating American holidays. When this article was first posted, I remember alot of angry pings because labor day was started by unions.


45 posted on 08/27/2012 12:30:45 PM PDT by mouse1
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To: null and void

N&V - this is a 2008 story ?


46 posted on 08/27/2012 12:35:55 PM PDT by major-pelham
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To: Sequoyah101
We live close to an Amish community and we get the Amish chickens.

They're always super good and fresh.

I don't know why anyone thinks there's a savings shopping at Walmart.

Besides, I can't deal with the people who walk around in Walmart. Too weird for me

47 posted on 08/27/2012 12:36:22 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Leep

“Still, they hire a lot of illegal labor”

Unfortunatly, this is one of those jobs Americans refuse to do. We have a large chicken producer in central Wisconsin. Starting pay is great - over $13.00/hour. They can never find or keep help. I guess slaughtering chickens 8 hours a day gets old fast. And it’s much easier to sit back and live off the government.


48 posted on 08/27/2012 12:36:27 PM PDT by mouse1
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To: July4
Unions v. Muslims?

Sounds like the workers decided this.

Workers at a Tyson Foods poultry processing plant in Tennessee have opted to trade a paid Labor Day holiday for the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Fitr.

Maybe they get this voted in, then demand Labor Day, too since it is a national holiday.

49 posted on 08/27/2012 12:37:36 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: OafOfOffice
Thanks. I notice that they don't say if EID is a paid holiday or not.
50 posted on 08/27/2012 12:38:47 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1316 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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