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  • "The Obamacare rollout didn't work!" explains Mike Tyson on CNN

    11/28/2013 5:20:32 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Doghouse Boxing ^ | 11/28/13 | Johnny Benz
    On Obamacare, Mike Tyson says, "We've got to come to the reality that it didn't work." **SNIP** Video description: What does Tyson think about Obamacare? "It's really bad"...
  • Police: Husband fled to Egypt after wife killed, body dumped ( KY & TN )

    06/27/2013 9:41:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    WSMV ^ | Jun 27, 2013 | Scott Sutton
    a Nashville man fled to Egypt after his wife was killed and her body was dumped along Interstate 65 in Kentucky. ... Detectives believe it's likely that Roshdy was killed in the apartment and later dumped on the side of the interstate in Kentucky ... Her husband, Alaa Youssef, 39, who worked for Tyson Foods in Shelbyville, flew out of Nashville with the couple's two daughters on June 7. They arrived in Cairo, Egypt, on June 8. Youssef is considered to be a suspect in Roshdy's death and is wanted on a charge of criminal homicide.
  • USA - Meat packagers' stock decline on massive market manipulation

    05/30/2013 4:59:43 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 18 replies
    Traders find shelter in options as continued drought and heat ravage Midwest crops.--Worry persists about the impact of expensive feed on packager costs NEW YORK--With Midwest drought conditions worsening, investors feeling the heat are seeking protection from rising corn prices. Buying bearish options on Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) and Smithfield Foods Inc. (SFD)--whose animals feast on corn--was one way of doing so. Traders snapped up protective put options on packaged-meat producers that are especially sensitive to the price of corn feed. Activity suggests traders fear continued weakness in the shares as the corn-crop situation becomes more precarious. One trader in...
  • What's More Terrifying: A MOOCHelle/Mike Tyson Meld - Or MOOCHelle Scaring Peeps? - You Decide

    03/30/2013 9:00:14 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-30-2013 | MOTUS
    In most parts of the civilized world, today is Sabbatum Sanctum; Holy Saturday - the day before Easter Sunday. Butt as you know, around our rabbit hole we have to celebrate Easter incognito: h/t Cripes Suzette We call it “Spring Sphere Holiday” and while we go to church to celebrate during election years, in the off-years like this Big Guy usually just breaks out his private stash of jelly beans. I’m not really fond of jelly beans Bill, butt the black, red, brown, yellow, green, and any that look gay belong to me. Anyway, I know this next video would...
  • Inside Mike Tyson's (Hyper-Tacky) Abandoned Mansion...

    07/28/2012 2:47:15 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 28 , 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    This one's not in Vegas- try Southington, Ohio:  like the Romans, Iron Mike left his his mark  (of architectural splendor) all over the place~ Is that real zebra hide carpet? More at Reaganite Republican __________________________________________________  TheVine   Modern Man   AcidCow   eBaum'sWorld   Americanurbex
  • Bad taste: Tyson says Holyfield's ear would have 'been much better' with his rival's BBQ sauce

    06/30/2012 10:57:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, June 29, 2012 | Joe Jenkins
    Bad taste: Tyson says Holyfield's ear would have 'been much better' with his rival's BBQ sauce Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield trade jokes about infamous ear-biting incident on Twitter Former heavyweight champ tweets 'Holyfield's ear would've been much better with his new BBQ sauce' as his former rival looks to promote his new product. It's been 15 years since Mike Tyson had a taste of Evander Holyfield's ear. On Friday, Tyson let it be known that he would have preferred some dipping sauce to go along with it. The former undisputed heavyweight champ raised a few eyebrows when he tweeted:...
  • Mike Tyson on Zimmerman: ‘It’s a disgrace he hasn’t been shot yet’

    04/11/2012 5:55:32 PM PDT · by emax · 37 replies
    Yahoo News
    As if there werent enough race baiters trying to use this to make people pay attention to them: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/mike-tyson-trayvon-martin-case-disgrace-george-zimmerman-221115400.html
  • Black Homicidal Maniac Gets Life For Killing British Tourists,Families Ask Obama Why He Ignores Them

    03/30/2012 10:10:12 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-30-12 | Skookum
    Angelic Face Of A Sixteen Year Old Homicidal Maniac Black Teenager Shawn Tyson found two White British tourists walking drunk through the wrong neighborhood, stripped them of their clothes, forced them to their knees, and had them beg for their lives before shooting them repeatedly. Although their families have asked our president to respond to this senseless crime of wanton violence in three different letters, he has ignored their pleas and has focused on the Martin shooting; presumably, to gain political traction in the upcoming election, since the Martin shooting fits the template of Blacks being victims rather than killers....
  • Missteps freed youth in British tourist murder case

    04/22/2011 8:31:30 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Sarasota Herald Tribune ^ | April 21, 2011 | Todd Ruger
    SARASOTA COUNTY - Prosecutorial missteps and a series of communication problems led a judge to release 16-year-old Shawn Tyson from custody just hours before police say he shot and killed two British tourists in Newtown.
  • BREAKING: Tyson employee arrested for threatening graffiti

    01/17/2011 8:00:10 PM PST · by radu · 28 replies
    Times-Gazette ^ | January 17, 2011 | Shelbyville Times-Gazette
    *snip* According to WTVF in Nashville, Shelbyville Police reported that a bomb threat was made Saturday night at the Tyson plant. They say the threat was written in graffiti on a wall inside the plant. *snip* According to a statement from Jeff Watson, human resources manager at the complex, Zachary Wilson signed a confession today and was taken into custody by Shelbyville police.
  • Bomb Threat Temporarily Shuts Down Tyson's Shelbyville Plant

    01/03/2011 8:37:46 PM PST · by radu · 22 replies
    News Channel 5 - Nashville ^ | Jan. 3, 2011 | Heather Graf
    SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - A bomb threat temporarily shut down the Tyson Chicken Plant in Shelbyville on Monday afternoon, in what is now the company's second security scare at that location in just two weeks. "We got a call from the Tyson plant at about 1:27 p.m. Monday," said Shelbyville Police Chief Austin Swing. "They then organized a search team, and the search team went through the plant after it was evacuated." *snip* Locals said the threat is unsettling, especially since it comes on the heels of another security scare at the plant. It was just two weeks ago when Tyson...
  • Tyson denies death threat (update on Shelbyville, TN)

    12/30/2010 6:31:28 PM PST · by radu · 43 replies · 456+ views
    Times-Gazette ^ | Dec. 30, 2010 | Brian Mosely
    A Tyson Foods spokesperson stated Wednesday that while graffiti was recently discovered at their Shelbyville facility, media reports about the details are not factual. However the spokesman also stated that federal authorities have been contacted about the matter. Late last week, Shelbyville police began providing an armed off-duty officer for the Tyson Foods facility after alleged threatening messages reportedly were made. Nashville television station WSMV reported claims made by an unidentified woman that someone wrote "all Americans must die" on a bathroom wall -- an act that was reportedly preceded by a fire in a woman's restroom inside the plant...
  • 'All Americans Must Die' Written On Plant Wall (Tyson in Shelbyville, TN)

    12/23/2010 8:41:31 PM PST · by radu · 97 replies · 2+ views
    Channel 4 - Nashville ^ | Deanna Lambert
    The Shelbyville chief of police and a former Tyson employee confirmed that threatening messages surfaced this week, leading to extra security at the plant. "A couple days ago, they had a terrorist threat that was written on the bathroom walls that said 'all Americans must die,'" said a woman, who said she wanted to remain anonymous to protect her relative, who works inside the plant. She said that she didn't see the writing herself but is aware of what's going on from others. "One day last week, someone set the women's bathroom on fire, and they finally put a security...
  • Man Chews Off Brother's Ear During Drunken Fight

    09/29/2010 5:22:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Wed, Sep 29, 2010 | TODD WRIGHT
    Man bites off brother's earWhen you can't beat 'em, bite 'em. An Ocala man has been arrested and charged with aggravated battery after he went Mike Tyson on his brother and chewed off part of his ear during a fight. As you can imagine, the brothers had both had a few too many beers when they got into an argument over the family dog. Words soon turned to shoves and before long, the brothers were playing family feud. Authorities say a deputy arrived at the home on Wednesday and found Felipe Vega, 32, standing in the front yard. Authorities say...
  • The Craziest Mike Tyson Quotes Of All Time

    08/21/2010 9:42:31 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies · 4+ views
    BarnoRama ^ | 8/21/10
  • Former Boxing Champ and Convicted Rapist Mike Tyson Makes Pilgrimage to Mecca…

    07/07/2010 12:28:51 AM PDT · by FromLori · 14 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 7/7/2010 | ZIP
    Needing at least two male witnesses to convict a man of rape, Tyson must be in heaven… FORMER boxing champion Mike Tyson, who converted to Islam while in jail in the 1990s, is visiting the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina on pilgrimage. Tyson, who was world heavyweight champion from 1986 to 1990, arrived on Friday in Medina with the Canadian Dawa Association for the umrah, or minor pilgrimage, the newspaper Okaz said. From Medina he will travel on to Mecca and plans to visit other Saudi cities, it reported. Tyson, 44, converted to Islam while serving a 10-year...
  • Mike Tyson goes on Mecca pilgrimage

    07/03/2010 1:31:29 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 29 replies · 1+ views
    FORMER boxing champion Mike Tyson, who converted to Islam while in jail in the 1990s, is visiting the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina on pilgrimage.Tyson, who was world heavyweight champion from 1986 to 1990, arrived on Friday in Medina with the Canadian Dawa Association for the umrah, or minor pilgrimage, the newspaper Okaz said. From Medina he will travel on to Mecca and plans to visit other Saudi cities, it reported. Tyson, 44, converted to Islam while serving a 10-year prison sentence, later commuted to three years, for raping a US beauty queen in 1991.
  • Is Obama advisor Laura Tyson CORRUPT?

    07/09/2009 7:11:50 AM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 8 replies · 473+ views
    The Daily Change ^ | 07092009 | TDC
    While speaking about the stimulus bill recently, Obama advisor Laura Tyson said The plan turned out to be “a bit too small,” It’s ludicrous for an economics professor who is advising 0bama to make such a statement when it has been widely reported that 10% or less of the $787-billion stimulus has not even been spent yet! Hey LAURA, before you suggest another stimulus, or tell Americans that the first stimulus is “a bit too small,” why don’t you tell us where the rest of the $700 billion dollars are destined for before you start babbling and begging for more?...
  • Did the Dems Get Caught by NSA Wiretaps!!

    02/11/2006 1:45:54 PM PST · by SBD1 · 4 replies · 600+ views
    SBD
    Maybe we’re looking in the wrong direction on this whole NSA issue. I can’t help but think that for the Dems to go to such lengths, there has to be some campaign money in it for them. Just like they pander to the far left whackos I.E. Moveon.org, maybe they also have to protect themselves as well as pander to some of their big money supporters who may not want their overseas calls monitored by the Bush administration. This is just a first attempt to connect some dots, but it is interesting. Let’s start with Judge Robertson and the Clintons....
  • The Rest of the Story- THE LAST RAMPAGE

    07/04/2009 9:22:05 AM PDT · by charmedone · 2 replies · 478+ views
    source:http://www.dcia.com/ ^ | ? | James W. Clarke
    (The murder of Don Bolles was to be a package deal including the murder of Al Lizanetz, Kemper Marley's public relations manager of 23 years. My interview of Lizanetz is available on audio tape. In this interview, Lizanetz states that land fraud king pin, Ned Warren was Kemper Marley's agent. Lizanetz tells how Marley recruited Eugene Pulliam to come to Arizona to start the Arizona Republic Newspaper. Pulliam formed the Phoenix Forty and the rest is history --- organized crime history. Lizanetz details how Marley's United Liquor General Manager, Gene Hensley (none other than Senator John McCain's father-in-law) went to...
  • Mike Tyson's Daughter Dies

    05/26/2009 4:28:38 PM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 48 replies · 2,401+ views
    TMZ.com ^ | 05/26/09 | TMZ Staff
    A rep for the Phoenix Police Department has just released the following statement regarding Mike Tyson's 4-year-old daughter: I was just advised by investigators that Exodus Tyson was pronounced deceased at 11:45 AM today at the hospital. Our sympathies go out to the family. Paramedics were called to Tyson's Phoenix home at around 10:30 Monday morning when his 7-year-old son found the young girl hanging from a treadmill by its power cable. Tyson's reps have no comment at this time.
  • Job Fight: Immigrants vs. Locals Tennessee Residents Compete for Work They Once Scorned

    05/23/2009 6:45:34 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 40 replies · 1,506+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | MIRIAM JORDAN
    ...Burmese refugee Cho Aye traveled 60 miles from Nashville ...to take a place at the head of the line outside Shelbyville's state employment office. The next day, the office was to take applications for $9.35-an-hour jobs processing chicken at the local Tyson Foods plant. Directly behind Ms. Aye...were 16 more Burmese refugees... Farther back in the line, marked by orange tape and monitored by police, locals like David Curtis seethed. "This is the worst job I have ever applied for," said the 31-year-old welder... Eyeing those ahead of him, he added: "I'm very annoyed foreigners are taking jobs that Americans...
  • A Defense of Obamanomics

    03/09/2009 3:20:39 AM PDT · by LifeComesFirst · 35 replies · 1,212+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/09/09 | Laura Tyson
    If leadership is defined as recognizing a crisis, addressing its challenges, and setting new directions while remaining true to one's values, then Barack Obama is already demonstrating his strengths as a leader. He has inherited an economic crisis worse than any the nation has experienced since the Great Depression. Within fewer than 50 days in office he has signed a historic stimulus package to bolster demand and create 3.5 million jobs. Governors, business leaders and economists from both the left and the right have applauded the stimulus. Friday's distressing employment numbers indicate that much more may be needed.
  • Investigator Alleges Democrat Judge Used Power for Sexual Liaisons with Prisoners, Drug Trafficking

    02/24/2009 1:20:32 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 30 replies · 2,311+ views
    Lagniappe Magazine ^ | February 24, 2009 | Rob Holbert
    Joe Kulakowski leans forward across a desk that would need a major cleaning just to qualify as cluttered and succinctly states what has become so obvious to him as he’s relentlessly pursued former Circuit Court Judge Herman Thomas for the better part of the past two years. “This is the biggest scandal in the history of American jurisprudence. In the history of American jurisprudence there has never been abuse to this extent by a judge in power involving paddling and forced sex,” Kulakowski says. “There’s nothing like this in the history of the American court system that even approaches dimensions...
  • Mayor Says Tyson Should Hire Locals First

    02/14/2009 8:20:02 AM PST · by org.whodat · 33 replies · 966+ views
    WSMV NASHVILLE Tennessee ^ | UPDATED: 9:51 pm CST February 13, 2009 | reporting by : Cynthia williams
    "We're probably anticipating a big crowd to start to live in Shelbyville," said Father Boutros Boutros. Boutros leads a congregation of about 1,700 families. Recently, dozens more arrived in Nashville from Egypt on temporary visas. Some of them of them have alreadyu been hired by tyson food!
  • Tyson urged to hire Shelbyville residents before immigrants, refugees

    02/13/2009 6:46:42 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 33 replies · 1,106+ views
    The Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 2-11-2009 | Brian Mosely
    As an organizer from Nashville searched for housing and services for about 50 Egyptian men and their families who want to move to Shelbyville to be close to their new jobs at Tyson Foods, the county mayor said that the food giant should hire Bedford County residents first. But personnel at the state employment office say they must accept job applications from everyone who shows up, no matter where they are from. Concerns have once again risen in Shelbyville about immigrants and refugees coming to Bedford County to apply for jobs at the Tyson Foods poultry plant. Law enforcement were...
  • Tyson urged to hire Shelbyville residents before immigrants, refugees

    02/11/2009 6:36:13 PM PST · by radu · 15 replies · 709+ views
    Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | Feb. 11, 2009 | Brian Mosely
    As an organizer from Nashville searched for housing and services for about 50 Egyptian men and their families who want to move to Shelbyville to be close to their new jobs at Tyson Foods, the county mayor said that the food giant should hire Bedford County residents first. But personnel at the state employment office say they must accept job applications from everyone who shows up, no matter where they are from. Concerns have once again risen in Shelbyville about immigrants and refugees coming to Bedford County to apply for jobs at the Tyson Foods poultry plant. Law enforcement were...
  • Advice from "beyond the echo chamber"

    02/06/2009 3:56:41 PM PST · by Cindy · 14 replies · 337+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov - blog ^ | Friday, February 6th, 2009 at 12:55 pm | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog_post/beyond_the_echo_chamber/ Friday, February 6th, 2009 at 12:55 pm Advice from "beyond the echo chamber" We just learned the economy lost another 600,000 jobs last month. It's a staggering number, and it underscores just how deep this crisis is – and, as the President pointed out this morning, it’s accelerating. That's why he created the Economic Recovery Advisory Board -- to solicit ideas from "beyond the echo chamber of Washington, DC." "I’m not interested in groupthink, which is why the Board reflects a broad cross-section of experience, expertise, and ideology," he said. "We’ve recruited...
  • Fans shocked as over-sized Mike Tyson makes awards show appearance

    12/19/2008 4:18:42 AM PST · by Perdogg · 32 replies · 2,201+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 12.16.08 | By Paul Kent
    A SEARCH party for the children of Lennox Lewis was dispatched last night after disturbing pictures of former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson surfaced on the newswires. Tyson once famously promised, after a fight, to eat Lewis's children. Nobody ever thought he would make good on it. However, those fears now appear realised after Iron Mike was caught presenting at the sixth annual Video Game Awards in Culver City, California, at the weekend.
  • Caption This

    12/15/2008 10:58:50 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 26 replies · 1,026+ views
    The Mail ^ | 12/15/08
  • Refugee program stayed after feds confirm fraud

    11/16/2008 8:48:54 PM PST · by radu · 23 replies · 578+ views
    Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | November 16, 2008 | Brian Mosely
    A fact sheet released this week from the U.S. State Department reported widespread fraud in the refugee program that has brought tens of thousands of people from Somalia and other African nations to the United States. The reported fraud spurred the State Department to suspend a humanitarian program in August which was supposed to reunite African "anchor" refugees already in the states with their family members who are still overseas. DNA testing conducted earlier this year by the government to verify blood ties between anchor refugees and their supposed family members revealed that fewer than 20 percent of those checked...
  • Stealth Jihad or Hysteria?

    08/14/2008 6:24:56 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 3 replies · 153+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 8-14-08 | Robert Spencer
    During the recent Tyson Chicken controversy, I published an article at FrontPage in which I argued that Tyson and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) should not have agreed to make Eid al-Fitr a paid day off for employees at the Tyson plant in Shelbyville, Tennessee, on the grounds that it set a bad precedent for accommodation of Islamic practices at a time when the Muslim Brotherhood is pressing forward a stealth jihad agenda of trying to impose Islamic Sharia law bit by bit and make American businesses and individuals grow used to the idea that Muslims must...
  • Tyson workers revote; Labor Day brought back

    08/08/2008 12:31:34 PM PDT · by radu · 109 replies · 281+ views
    Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | August 8, 2008 | Bbrian Mosely
    Members of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) and Tyson Foods workers at the poultry processing plant in Shelbyville overwhelmingly voted to overturn a union contract provision that replaced Labor Day as a paid holiday with the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, it was announced this morning. The new agreement will increase the number of paid days off for workers in the current calendar year to include both Labor Day and the Muslim observance as paid holidays for workers in the Shelbyville plant. The agreement amends the existing contract negotiated last year, according to a press release from...
  • Tyson Caves to Pressure: Reinstates Labor Day

    08/08/2008 11:52:58 AM PDT · by Islaminaction · 18 replies · 234+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | August 8th 2008 | Christopher Logan
    This just goes to show you that if we raise our voices loud enough, we can make a difference. Just like with the Islamic ports deal a couple years ago. Good work everyone!!
  • Tyson Backtracks On Labor Day / Eid al-Fitr Holiday Decision

    08/08/2008 9:58:32 AM PDT · by Quaker · 13 replies · 194+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | August 8, 2008 | Quaker
    Tyson Foods backed down on it’s contract with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) to recognize Eid al-Fitr rather than Labor Day.
  • Letter from Tyson Foods

    08/08/2008 8:00:39 AM PDT · by bboop · 18 replies · 346+ views
    email from Tyson Foods ^ | 8.08.08 | Tyson Foods PR
    Labor Day Reinstated as Paid Holiday at Shelbyville, TN, Plant Tyson Foods Requested Change from Union ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Springdale, Arkansas - August 8, 2008 - Tyson Foods, Inc. announced today it has reached a new agreement with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), an American union, reinstating Labor Day as one of the designated paid holidays under the contract for covered employees in the Shelbyville, Tennessee, plant. Tyson made this request on behalf of its Shelbyville plant employees, some of whom had expressed concern about the new contract provisions relative to paid holidays. In an effort to be responsive,...
  • Labor Day Reinstated as Paid Holiday at Shelbyville, TN, Tyson Plant

    08/08/2008 7:40:46 AM PDT · by ladyjane · 36 replies · 417+ views
    August 8, 2008 | Press Release
    Press Release Labor Day Reinstated as Paid Holiday at Shelbyville, TN, Plant; Tyson Foods Requested Change from Union Springdale, Arkansas – August 8, 2008 - Tyson Foods, Inc. announced today it has reached a new agreement with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), an American union, reinstating Labor Day as one of the designated paid holidays under the contract for covered employees in the Shelbyville, Tennessee, plant. Tyson made this request on behalf of its Shelbyville plant employees, some of whom had expressed concern about the new contract provisions relative to paid holidays. In an effort to be...
  • Tyson Foods Adopts Muslim Holiday

    08/07/2008 6:33:57 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 44 replies · 100+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 8-7-08 | Robert Spencer
    Tyson’s new holiday schedule, seen in light of the Brotherhood agenda, strikes many Americans as yet another example of how Islamic supremacists are demanding that America adapt to Islam, rather than that Muslims adapt to and assimilate into American society. And since there is indeed such an initiative going on among many Muslims today, the Tyson decision is indeed short-sighted and ill-advised. Islamic law covers every aspect of life. Once the principle is accepted that Islamic law must be accommodated, and American customs and laws must give way in order to accommodate it, there is always more Islamic law to...
  • Labor Day Still Recognized at Tyson Foods

    08/06/2008 1:12:41 PM PDT · by dvan · 47 replies · 179+ views
    Email | 08/07/08 | Christian Self
    Labor Day Still Recognized at Tyson Foods Union Contract Provision only at Shelbyville, TN Plant Springdale, Arkansas – August 4, 2008 – Contrary to recent reports, Labor Day is still a holiday at Tyson Foods. This issue concerns only the plant at Shelbyville, TN. The majority of employees at the Tyson plant in Shelbyville, TN, are represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Stores Union (RWDSU), an American union that asked for and received Eid al-Fitr, as one of their eight paid holidays, in place of Labor Day. This applies only to the Shelbyville plant and resulted as part of...
  • Tyson 'regrets' public reaction

    08/06/2008 8:23:57 AM PDT · by radu · 146 replies · 309+ views
    Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | August 6, 2008 | Brian Mosely
    Tyson Foods says that Labor Day is still a holiday, but not for the union employees at the Shelbyville poultry processing facility, who will be taking off the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr instead. Meanwhile, the union that negotiated the controversial contract at the Shelbyville plant has removed the original press release announcing the holiday change from its web site, and the union president has described the backlash to the decision as "bigotry." The union had stated in a June 19 press release that 700 Muslims worked at the plant, while Tyson repeated Tuesday that there are only 250 Somalis...
  • Plant Drops Labor Day for Muslim Holiday

    08/04/2008 1:48:09 PM PDT · by FateRewritten · 25 replies · 468+ views
    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. [SNIP] 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,...
  • Email Resonse From Tyson Regarding Muslim Holiday (Vanity)

    08/04/2008 1:10:36 PM PDT · by Kimmers · 37 replies · 200+ views
    I sent an email to Tyson regarding my thoughts on the celebration of a Muslim holiday and the following is their response..... as a liberal once told me you vote with your dollars, I won't be buying Tyson.... "Contrary to recent reports, Labor Day has not been done away with at the Tyson plant in Shelbyville, TN. Recent RWDSU (Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union) contract negotiations resulted in a different holiday for workers covered by the contract, for which the union bargained. Employees not covered by the contract will still have Labor Day as a paid holiday. The union...
  • Tyson Foods: Buh-Bye, Labor Day, Hello, Eid Al-Fitr; (Buh-Bye, America, Too)

    08/04/2008 10:32:24 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies · 499+ views
    debbieschlussel.com ^ | August 4, 2008 | Debbie Schlussel
    Well, folks, here it is--the beginning (or maybe the middle) of the end of America as we know it. Tyson Foods is now ending employees' paid day off for Labor Day and, instead, giving 'em the paid day off for the Muslim festival, Eid Al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan. It is the most important holiday in Islam. It will be interesting to see how Tyson calculates which day it is, since Muslims are never really sure on which day or two it falls until right before--and since Shi'ites and Sunnis frequently feud about when it falls. Since I...
  • Tyson Foods warms up to Islam

    08/04/2008 6:19:25 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 43 replies · 209+ views
    One News Now ^ | 8/3/2008 | AP Staff
    <p>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.</p> <p>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 .</p>
  • Tyson replaces Labor Day with Muslim Eid al-Fitr

    08/03/2008 8:59:37 PM PDT · by Paige · 14 replies · 372+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | August 2, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    Food workers at the Shelbyville, Tenn., plant for Tyson Foods, which boasts on its corporate website that it strives "to honor God," will have time off for Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday closing the month of Ramadan, instead of the American tradition Labor Day. Officials with the company told WND the labor union representing the 1,200 plant workers, including about 700 immigrants from Somalia who largely are Muslim, sought the holiday change in the new five-year contract, and the company agreed.
  • Tyson Foods Warms Up to Islam (no more Labor Day, a Muslim holiday instead)

    08/03/2008 10:59:19 AM PDT · by MississippiMan · 49 replies · 516+ views
    AP via OneNewsNow ^ | August 3, 1008
    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...
  • Tyson replaces Labor Day with Muslim Eid al-Fitr

    08/02/2008 3:22:15 AM PDT · by Man50D · 47 replies · 1,291+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | August 02, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    Food workers at the Shelbyville, Tenn., plant for Tyson Foods, which boasts on its corporate website that it strives "to honor God," will have time off for Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday closing the month of Ramadan, instead of the American tradition Labor Day. Officials with the company told WND the labor union representing the 1,200 plant workers, including about 700 immigrants from Somalia who largely are Muslim, sought the holiday change in the new five-year contract, and the company agreed. Officials with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union issue a press statement about the new "contract [that] creates...
  • Union That Endorses Barack Obama, Forces Tyson Foods To Drop Labor Day For A Muslim Holiday

    08/02/2008 5:30:02 AM PDT · by Quaker · 34 replies · 202+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | August 2, 2008 | Quaker
    The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), a union that endorses Barack Obama in his 2008 Presidential candidacy, has negotiated with Tyson Foods to recognize Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr instead of the traditional American Labor Day Holiday. Employees are not happy with this stunt. 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.
  • Tyson drops Labor Day holiday for Eid al-Fitr

    08/02/2008 1:41:53 AM PDT · by radu · 127 replies · 330+ views
    Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | Friday, August 1, 2008 | Brian Mosely
    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
  • Plant Drops Labor Day For Muslim Holiday

    08/01/2008 5:00:23 PM PDT · by americanophile · 118 replies · 1,112+ views
    WSMV Nashville ^ | August 1, 2008 | WSMV Nashville
    SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. -- 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...