Tyson restores Labor Day holiday following din
Chad Groening - OneNewsNow - 8/12/2008 4:00:00 AM
An English-language advocate says a recent decision by Tyson Foods to reinstate Labor Day at its processing plant in Shelbyville , Tennessee , shows that ordinary Americans are fed up with multiculturalism and Islamic pandering.
Tyson Foods created an uproar when it announced recently that its Shelbyville plant would no longer have Labor Day as a paid holiday, but instead that the 1,000 affected union employees would have October 1 off, which corresponds to the end of the Muslim festival of Ramadan. The move reportedly was aimed at accommodating the 250 Somali Muslim employees who work at the Shelbyville plant. (See earlier article) But in a news release, Tyson has now announced they have reached a new agreement with the union, adding the controversial Muslim holiday as a paid day off this year only; but in the future, Muslim workers will have to give up their personal holiday -- usually their birthday -- to have that day off.
Jim Boulet of English First says it is a great victory for the people. "The American people rose up and said, 'Look, in the United States its time for the immigrants to adapt to our ways -- not the other way around.'" Boulet suggests there would be no mutual respect given if the tables were turned. "[E]specially given that an immigrant to an Islamic country had darn well better adopt Islam -- and try to build a church in Saudi Arabia and see how far you get," he adds. "But the Islamicists come to this country and they use and abuse our legal system in order to impose their religion on the rest of us. Well, for once the people have risen up and said not here, not today. It's a big victory."
At the time of the original announcement, the union negotiating team argued that naming October 1 a paid holiday was "extremely crucial, since this holiday is as important to Muslims as Christmas is to Christians." But within days, residents of Shelbyville expressed their outrage over the decision, calling for -- among other things -- a boycott of Tyson Foods.