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Tyson drops Labor Day holiday for Eid al-Fitr

August 2nd, 2008 . by TexasFred

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.”

Eid al-Fitr falls on Oct. 1 this year.

Tyson’s Director of Media Relations, Gary Mickelson, stated that while the new contract does not provide an additional holiday, as the union claimed, “the new contract includes eight paid holidays, which is the same number provided in the old contract.”

Full Story Here:
Tyson drops Labor Day holiday for Eid al-Fitr

Well, this one doesn’t really need too much commentary from me. I will NEVER knowingly buy a piece of Tyson chicken again, or any other product they make.

The *giving in* to Islam that many of us have predicted has begun, what do YOU intend on doing to combat this act? The Islamification of America? And our children aren’t allowed to pray at school but Tyson builds *prayer rooms* for these people so that they can pray twice a day?

A bit Texas Hat Tip to Pat Houseworth at prh…a day in the life… for sending this to me, I heard it yesterday but it got lost in the shuffle.

And here’s the list so far: A List of Tyson Foods Products, courtesy of those wonderful beer drinking, bog dwelling racists and rednecks at Say No To Politically Correct B.S.

If anyone can find a list of any other products Tyson Foods manufactures under other labels, store brands and so forth, please send me the link so I can add it to this story.

Contact Tyson, let them KNOW your feelings:
Tyson Foods, Inc.: Contact Customer Service

Maggie, over at Maggie’s Notebook has a reminder of Tyson’s past transgressions and the level of responsibility they bring to a community:
Tyson Foods Brings Latent Tuberculosis to Emporia, Kansas

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