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Sharia on the war path

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Somali Muslim drivers for Hertz at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport are being fired after refusing to clock out for daily breaks during which they normally pray.

The 26 workers drive the company's rental cars to and from the airport for cleaning and refueling. They are among 34 Hertz employees suspended Sept. 30 for failing to clock out before breaks.

Teamsters Local 117, which represents the workers, said Hertz agreed during contract negotiations last year that union members would not need to clock out during prayer breaks. But the company maintains workers were violating a settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reached two years ago.

"From our perspective, Hertz didn't even follow their own internal policy," union spokesman Paul Zilly said Friday. Hertz didn't provide a verbal or written warning and jumped right to suspension, he said.

"It was a huge disappointment and a tremendous frustration," Zilly said.

Eight of the 34 suspended workers signed the company's new clock-out agreement and have returned to their jobs, company spokesman Rich Broome said in an email. Termination letters have been sent to the rest.

"The failure of many employees to return to work promptly after prayers had created an unmanageable, unfair work environment at the Seattle airport location," Broome wrote. Clocking out ensured that everyone's interests were preserved, he said.

The company gave suspended workers until the end of the day Thursday to sign the clock-out agreement, if they wanted to be reinstated, Broome told The Seattle Times. The firings were first reported by KOMO-TV.

Zilly said Friday that instead of an ultimatum, the company should have sat down with the union to negotiate this change.

"Whenever there's a change in working conditions and you're working under a collective bargaining agreement, they need to notify and bargain with the union over those changes," he said. "That's their legal obligation."

"It's not about prayer, it's not about religion; it's about reasonable requirements," Broome told the AP earlier this month.

Observant Muslims pray several times a day.

If Hertz thought some employees were abusing the break policies, it should have dealt with them individually, Zilly said.

The union has filed an unfair labor practices complaint with the National Labor Relations Board. The union also said it is also in the process of filing religious discrimination charges with the EEOC.

The union represents nearly 80 Hertz drivers who earn between $9.15 and $9.95 an hour. About 70 percent are Muslims.
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Wait, the Union represents the muslim enemy? Dirty.
hey now

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Oct 24, 2011
 
mebbie this will keep them from the trucks...for a while.
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The have a union and they're still making less than $10 per hour.
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Ease Pointe Crsng wrote:
Wait, the Union represents the muslim enemy? Dirty.
No, the union represents drivers for the company. Some of them (70%) are Muslim. In the United States we respect the right of individuals to worship freely according to their own conscience.
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ROFLMAO wrote:
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No, the union represents drivers for the company. Some of them (70%) are Muslim. In the United States we respect the right of individuals to worship freely according to their own conscience.
Screw them! 120,000 Japanese and Japanese-Americans were moved to camps from the West Coast after the attack on Pearl Harbor. How many of the 1.8 million Muslims in the US were moved to internment camps after 9/11?
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ROFLMAO wrote:
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No, the union represents drivers for the company. Some of them (70%) are Muslim. In the United States we respect the right of individuals to worship freely according to their own conscience.
Sure.... If a christian said they needed to take a 5 min break to pray over the afternoons work they would be canned and the unions wouldn't even bat an eye
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Spooktackular wrote:
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Sure.... If a christian said they needed to take a 5 min break to pray over the afternoons work they would be canned and the unions wouldn't even bat an eye
You are absolutely right.

Somalis are all about Muslim supremacy and they see how the State of Ohio caved on the prison pork ban. Donít think that Muslims nationwide didnít see this weakness as an opportunity to expand Sharia Law like is now happening in Europe, where even police in Europe are afraid to go into Muslim Zones.

The second part of the problem is liberals like "Reader/RFALMO/Debunk " that enable / support all things Muslim.

The third part of the problem is the socialist unions that support Somalis even at the expense of our childrenís future.

Also of note is the fact that the same liberals like Reader who scream about separation of church and state on this message board never say anything about separation of mosque and state.
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just saying wrote:
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Screw them! 120,000 Japanese and Japanese-Americans were moved to camps from the West Coast after the attack on Pearl Harbor. How many of the 1.8 million Muslims in the US were moved to internment camps after 9/11?
Great point. 9/11 and Fort Hood were worse than Pearl Harbor but the liberal media doesn't promote the truth like they did in the 1940's and 1950's.
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just saying wrote:
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Screw them! 120,000 Japanese and Japanese-Americans were moved to camps from the West Coast after the attack on Pearl Harbor. How many of the 1.8 million Muslims in the US were moved to internment camps after 9/11?
And the US has long since admitted that the Japanese internment was wrong.
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Spooktackular wrote:
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Sure.... If a christian said they needed to take a 5 min break to pray over the afternoons work they would be canned and the unions wouldn't even bat an eye
In fact, the union would also protect that worker's rights.

But, it would appear as though in this case, the union, on behalf of the Muslim workers, had negotiated an agreement with the company, that the company had failed to honor.
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And the US has long since admitted that the Japanese internment was wrong.
pffft... better safe than sorry. We can apologize in 60 years.
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Collins44 wrote:
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Great point. 9/11 and Fort Hood were worse than Pearl Harbor but the liberal media doesn't promote the truth like they did in the 1940's and 1950's.
At Pearl Harbor 2,403 Americans died. Fewer than 9/11, but Fort Hood doesn't even come close.

There are other differences. At Pearl Harbor we were attacked by Japan, a sovereign power. One difficulty in responding to the 9/11 terrorists has been the lack of a sovereign power--but instead a self-appointed band of terrorists. George Bush responded to this difficulty by defining the enemy as "terrorists," or "evil-doers." He did make clear that our war was NOT with Islam, but with some fringe groups who use the religion of Islam to justify various political aims and terrorism. One issue, of course, of having an enemy so vaguely-defined, was that of "mission-creep," leading us into Iraq to take down Saddam Hussein--since we were in the neighborhood, allowing Osama bin Laden to disappear into the hills and ultimately hide out in Pakistan.

Obama defined our objectives more tightly with a focus on Al-Queda and bin Laden, and has achieved some success with these objectives.

However, while the US now acknowledges that the internment of all American citizens of Japanese descent during WWII was flat-out wrong and an overreaction, even this falls short of something like a determination that all Buddhists be locked up as enemies. This would, however, be a more fitting analogy for those who wish to view all Muslims as enemies of the state.
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pffft... better safe than sorry. We can apologize in 60 years.
I don't trust your rhetoric. Maybe we should lock you up. If we're wrong, we can always apologise.
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I don't trust your rhetoric. Maybe we should lock you up. If we're wrong, we can always apologise.
When you come bring guns. Lots of guns.
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When you come bring guns. Lots of guns.
Just glad you're out there in Reynoldsburg.
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My cousin worked for Odd Lots warehouse and loaded aisle's for the trailers with a forklift. Their were two muslims in the aisle praying at the trailers they were loading and my cousin ran them over accidently. It was not during no break nor did he see them on the floor. He was fired because he failed the drug test (which is his stupid fault). But i think they sued Odd Lots for they're injuries. I'm not saying that was wrong by them praying, but it was an odd senario to hear about.
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My cousin worked for Odd Lots warehouse and loaded aisle's for the trailers with a forklift. Their were two muslims in the aisle praying at the trailers they were loading and my cousin ran them over accidently. It was not during no break nor did he see them on the floor. He was fired because he failed the drug test (which is his stupid fault). But i think they sued Odd Lots for they're injuries. I'm not saying that was wrong by them praying, but it was an odd senario to hear about.
Yes it was.

Is being run over by a fork lift whose driver is under the influence covered by Worker's Comp?
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Yes it was.
Is being run over by a fork lift whose driver is under the influence covered by Worker's Comp?
I knew he smoked weed. I would'nt exactly say he was under the influence. I think if the muslims passed the drug test (you can't say clean), then it should be covered. We don't even know how hurt they were??. They prayed a lot on breaks in the bathroom. I worked there too..I quit before this happened.

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