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.”
Hmm, I wonder if we had a factory in Somali staffed with American refugees if they would be so accommodating. Obviously not a likely scenario and really a dumb point but now you can see how my mind works without coffee.
“However, the union leadership did request and receive Eid al-Fitr (which is apparently spelled various ways including Id al-Fitr and Eid ul-Fitr) as a paid holiday in place of Labor Day,” Mickelson confirmed in an e-mail to the T-G.
This surprises the heck out of me though. Of all the groups that would back something like this, the union would have been at the end of the list. LOL, another reason for me to dislike unions. Thanks guys! It’s like getting something free and unexpected!
Only in America…….