Sunday, August 03, 2008

Islam Hi-Jacks American Labor Day

Cross-posted by Maggie at Maggie's Notebook

I've added Tyson contact info at the end of this piece.
Thanks to Monkey in the Middle ...
who pondered how a request for a Jewish holiday might be handled by the Union and Tyson.
We know the answer to that one.

After having most of the day to think about this, I suggest the non-muslim workers (who are a minority) at the Shelbyville plant walk out tomorrow morning - along with non-muslim workers at Tyson plants everywhere. Non-employees, you can be sure, will support our valiant efforts by never buying another Tyson product - and that goes for the beef and pork, as well as the chicken.

H/T to Stop the ACLU, Stuck on Stupid and Fox News

A short rant: WHY ISN'T THIS ON FOX 24/7?

A Tyson Food plant in Shelbyville, Tennessee contractually agreed with a Union to drop Labor Day and instead, give all employees off for a new holiday - the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr.

Shelbyville Times-Gazette
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.
That's what the RWDS Union says. Here's the TRUTH:
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."
Is there a Union anywhere whose word can be trusted.?

The U.S. Department of Labor gives this background on America's Labor Day, which Tyson employees in Shelbyville will no long celebrate with fellow-Americans:

"Labor Day differs in every essential way from the other holidays of the year in any country," said Samuel Gompers, founder and longtime president of the American Federation of Labor. "All other holidays are in a more or less degree connected with conflicts and battles of man's prowess over man, of strife and discord for greed and power, of glories achieved by one nation over another. Labor Day...is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race, or nation."

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

The press release stated:
...there are approximately 700 Muslims working at Tyson, but Mickelson said that Somalis only represent approximately 250 of the 1,200 employed at the plant, a little over 20 percent of the workforce.
What do Somali Muslims have to do with hi-jacking Labor Day? No clues in the Shelbyville Times-Gazette. The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII) reported in December 2007 that Tyson legally imported 400 Somali Muslim "humanitarian refugees" to top up its 2000 employee work force in Emporia - but not Shelbyville.

1200 employees at Tyson-Shelbyville - 700 are Muslim. My math tells me that 58% of the employees at this plant are Muslim.

Evidently we can be comforted that only 250 of the Muslims are from Somalia. Where are the remainder 500 from? Are they legal. Are they Black American Muslims? No, I don't think so. By the way, who are the Union leaders? No red-blooded America would ask to destroy Labor Day in honor of any Muslim holiday.

WorldNetDaily:
The union boasts on its website, "Diversity is one of the strengths of our union. … We may come from different countries and speak different languages. But what unites us is the belief that by standing together we can better advance our interests."
When Muslims dominate we'll see their definition of "diversity," and "standing together," and "advancing our interests." Muslims are ALLOWED one "interest," and that's "advancing" Islam with no diversity accepted.

I'm telling you friends, we'd better rise up against this. All Tyson products are off my shopping list but we need to do far more. Islam-creep and its mission-creep is gathering steam and in the name of goodwill, America is giving up all it holds dear.

Contact Information
Mail: Tyson Foods, Inc.
P.O. Box 2020
Springdale, AR 72764-6999
Telephone: 1-800-643-3410

Consumer Relations CP631
2210 West Oaklawn Drive
Springdale, AR 72764-6999


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