Muslim workers quit Swift meatpacking...

Muslim workers quit Swift meatpacking plant over prayer dispute

There are 69 comments on the KUSA Denver story from May 15, 2007, titled Muslim workers quit Swift meatpacking plant over prayer dispute. In it, KUSA Denver reports that:

Nearly 100 Muslim workers have quit their jobs at a Swift and Company meatpacking plant in Nebraska because their prayer times weren't accommodated.

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Since: Mar 08

nebraska

#75 Apr 2, 2008
TIME FOR ALL GOOD MEN wrote:
OUR FOUNDING FATHERS BELIEVED IN GOD THAT'S WHY AND WHERE AMERICA CAME FROM! GEORGE WASHINGTON, PATRICK HENRY ALL THE GOOD GUYS ROLE OVER IN THEIR GRAVES TO SEE HOW FAR THE BAD GUYS HAVE EVOLVED HERE ACLU, THE SS (SOCIAL SERVICES) PLANNED PARENTHOOD, FEMINISTS, DRUG DEALERS, HEFFNER AND PORN, CHILD MOLESTERS, AS A MAN THINKS SO IS HE!! MUSLIMS ARE PRAYING FOR AMERICANS TO DIE ACLU IS FUELED BY MONEY FROM THE MIDDLEEAST IF AMERICA DOESN'T CHANGE GOD HELP US ALL!! JESUS SAVE US FROM OURSELVES!!!
You have taken the words right out of my mouth! 100% agreed!
Ben Rectanus

Aurora, CO

#76 Apr 3, 2008
Dura wrote:
WHO CARES!!! Get someone else in there to pack meat for me to eat!
Dura
No doubt. Let them pray on their own time.
Kenneth Hammond

Yuma, AZ

#77 Apr 4, 2008
Nice to see Americans are still the bigoted country that nuked the Japanese,
napalmed the Vietnamese, and have theri soldiers do Israel's dirty work.

I really love you intellectual types.
Brighton Beach

Denver, CO

#78 Apr 5, 2008
I don't agree with them quiting their jobs but most of you americans are all alike. When you hear someone say Muslim or you read it, you automaticly think terrorist.
Well these Muslims are not terrorist, they are hard working Americans who have come here legally and established citizenship.
They came here for the freedom of religion among other human rights and while they embrace and love America and what it's about all you do is disgrace it and take for granted your rights.
Ben Rectanus

Aurora, CO

#79 Apr 5, 2008
Kenneth Hammond wrote:
Nice to see Americans are still the bigoted country that nuked the Japanese,
napalmed the Vietnamese, and have theri soldiers do Israel's dirty work.
I really love you intellectual types.
Yeah, yeah, bitch and moan, wah, wah. My boss doesn't give a damn about my prayer preferences, and I don't give a damn about the Muslims either. Call me a bigot, racist, whatever. Just shut the HELL up and do it on your own time.

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Since: Mar 07

Denver, but on pause...

#80 Apr 5, 2008
Here's the thing...No employer has to cave to the wishes of it's employees...Most jobs are considered "Employment at Will" which means you do not have to give a reason for quitting, nor do they have to give a reason for firing...

They should be thankful for having their jobs to begin with...Practicing ANY religion is not the employers problem, that's not what they're being paid to do...It's something to be done on your own time...

Since: Nov 07

AOL

#81 Apr 5, 2008
Between ICE raids and folks quitting over prayer times, Swift sure seems to have a lot of trouble keeping anyone on the job. Maybe the problem is Swift (the employer), moreso than the employees. If an employer is just looking at the bottom line, doesn't care about checking for proper documentation or doing background checks (yes, that means someone at Swift could be using your social security number) then they will run into trouble. There has to be some explanation Swift processing plants keep making headlines for bad reasons.

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Since: Mar 07

Denver, but on pause...

#82 Apr 5, 2008
Denver anon wrote:
Between ICE raids and folks quitting over prayer times, Swift sure seems to have a lot of trouble keeping anyone on the job. Maybe the problem is Swift (the employer), moreso than the employees. If an employer is just looking at the bottom line, doesn't care about checking for proper documentation or doing background checks (yes, that means someone at Swift could be using your social security number) then they will run into trouble. There has to be some explanation Swift processing plants keep making headlines for bad reasons.
Maybe the Government ought to bail them out and take over it too...Might put some Americans back to work...
MissionCritical

United States

#83 Apr 28, 2008
Kenneth Hammond wrote:
Nice to see Americans are still the bigoted country that nuked the Japanese,
napalmed the Vietnamese, and have theri soldiers do Israel's dirty work.
I really love you intellectual types.
Kenneth, the proctologist called....he found your head.

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