Time to boycott tyson foods

Time to boycott tyson foods

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who cares

Ozark, AL

#1 Aug 1, 2008
The workers at the Shelbyville Tn. Tyson Plant will no longer be given Labor Day off.
At the request of 700 Muslim plant workers from Somalia they will now receive Eid al-Fitr off. This is some sort of religious holiday for Muslims.
The plant employs 1200 total workers,
Glad we do not have a Tyson Plant here in Mammoth Spring Ar. They got what they wanted in Shelby ville, now do they want what they got?
Time to boycott Tyson.

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Since: Apr 07

Roy, Washington

#2 Aug 1, 2008
who cares wrote:
The workers at the Shelbyville Tn. Tyson Plant will no longer be given Labor Day off.
At the request of 700 Muslim plant workers from Somalia they will now receive Eid al-Fitr off. This is some sort of religious holiday for Muslims.
The plant employs 1200 total workers,
Glad we do not have a Tyson Plant here in Mammoth Spring Ar. They got what they wanted in Shelby ville, now do they want what they got?
Time to boycott Tyson.
Of course you can offer positive proof of this? Or is this just more of typical Topix slander?
camille

Oak Park, IL

#3 Aug 2, 2008
MPMARTIN wrote:
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Of course you can offer positive proof of this? Or is this just more of typical Topix slander?
Here's your proof:

"Tyson drops Labor Day holiday for Eid al-Fitr

Friday, August 1, 2008
By Brian Mosely
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."

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.

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."

http://www.t-g.com/story/1449487.html
Stefany

Austin, TX

#5 Aug 4, 2008
Time to boycott Tyson Foods!
Huey

Bristolville, OH

#6 Aug 5, 2008
MPMARTIN wrote:
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Of course you can offer positive proof of this? Or is this just more of typical Topix slander?
How about having a look at any and every credible news source in the country this morning. I'd say that ought to be a pretty good rendering of "positive proof".
Chuck

Wichita, KS

#8 Aug 5, 2008
What if it were Christians asking for a prayer room...do you think the ACLU would let that slide?

Since: Jul 08

Tyngsboro

#9 Aug 5, 2008
I will NEVER buy from them again.... its a shame... they could have given both holidays and I would be fine... they are choosing one religous group over another.... or an American holiday gets left behind because of another group..
ITS CRAP
spudsmac

United States

#10 Aug 5, 2008
Forget boycotting Tyson. We need to boycott Shelbyville! Why do they have so many terrorists anyway?
teto wais

Las Vegas, NV

#11 Aug 5, 2008
will never purchase the products from Tyson Foods. What is happening to my country tis of thee free land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my father died land of the Pilgrims pride, someone has to put these Muslums in their place. Once and for all. I am a senior lady and will not be here in the next 15 years to see what has happened. I hope God takes care of America---- child of a legal immigrant
WEL

Stockton, CA

#12 Aug 5, 2008
Contact Tyson.com and send them a NASTY_GRAM I did and signed it A WASP.
Clint E Dickson

Tulsa, OK

#13 Aug 5, 2008
I promise i have bought my last product with the Tyson name on it. I live in Oklahoma and this is going to inconvenient for me, but i pledge no matter what i have to pay or what i have to do without. I WILL NEVER BUY TYSON, AGAIN AS LONG AS I LIVE.Move your muslims into your homes with you if you wish. That is your priviledge,not buying Tyson is mine.I have seen your chicken trucks on I40 many times & You are cruel to them. Your move is one more step in destroying Christian America. BOO TO YOU TYSON and to the hell with your products. I am pissed and I mean this. Clint E Dickson
Chucky

Seattle, WA

#14 Aug 5, 2008
Allah is Satan and Muhammed is his messeger.
I will never buy any Tyson products again, and that go's for my whole family.

http://holycrime.com/CrimeFlog3.asp
who cares

Ozark, AL

#15 Aug 5, 2008
Chucky wrote:
Allah is Satan and Muhammed is his messeger.
I will never buy any Tyson products again, and that go's for my whole family.
http://holycrime.com/CrimeFlog3.asp
I do not know if anyone mentioned this but The Somalis do not use toilet paper, just a litlle rinse. Can we say Health Problems???? Also Tyson sells their chicken to KFC.
Lindy

Milwaukee, WI

#16 Aug 6, 2008
Why I'm in shock I don't know.Its all about money.
I'm not buying anything else they sale.

“I hope life isn't a joke”

Since: May 08

land of enchantment

#17 Aug 6, 2008
I'm boycotting tyson foods. I told them I hope that 700 fithly muslims are more important than millions of proud Americans buying power that is going to boycott you!! Here is a tyson reps e-mail address.Phelps, Vicki" vicki.phelps@tyson.com
Kilroy

Katy, TX

#18 Aug 6, 2008
Whether it's "only in Shelbyville" or nationwide does not matter. I will never buy another Tyson Foods product again.
Southern Fried

United States

#19 Aug 6, 2008
Poor Ms. Phelps will likely be inundated with messages..........but someone needs to hear it loud and clear. Boycott Tyson for life, but don't forget their second tier contract customers like Kentucky Fried Chicken. How can we find out all the other customers? Tyson needs to go down, and that will only happen when all their avenues for sales are shut down.........grocery store shelves are just the beginning!

“ASPIRE 2 INSPIRE B4 U EXPIRE”

Since: Jul 08

USA

#20 Aug 6, 2008
Poor misguided, misinformed bigots. The Muslims get the muslim holiday at that plant and that plant only. The rest of the employees at that plant and all other Tyson facilities get the labor day holiday. All of you are showing your fear of a different nationality and religion that is different from christianity by spewing your hate and bigotry. 50 years ago the same was said for companies that employed blacks and we see how utterly rediculous that stance was. These are hard working union members who got a concession from the company thanks to their union. Nothing more nothing less. They are in this country legally, work, pay taxes and are guaranteed the freedom to worship as they please, thanks to the sacrifices of millions of men and women in uniform. Many of whom happen to also be muslim and some are even Somalies. Get a grip on your fear and let them live in peace.
MrAMX2u

Green Bay, WI

#21 Aug 6, 2008
Let's not forget that some 86% of muslims feel it is justified to murder someone that does not believe as they do or disagrees with their views, or to murder their daughter/sister/wife if they do not follow customs or want a divorce or have pre-marital sex. Nice religion. It won't be long before they outnumber us and take over.
Dogwood

United States

#22 Aug 6, 2008
REDNECK HIPPIE wrote:
Poor misguided, misinformed bigots. The Muslims get the muslim holiday at that plant and that plant only. The rest of the employees at that plant and all other Tyson facilities get the labor day holiday. All of you are showing your fear of a different nationality and religion that is different from christianity by spewing your hate and bigotry. 50 years ago the same was said for companies that employed blacks and we see how utterly rediculous that stance was. These are hard working union members who got a concession from the company thanks to their union. Nothing more nothing less. They are in this country legally, work, pay taxes and are guaranteed the freedom to worship as they please, thanks to the sacrifices of millions of men and women in uniform. Many of whom happen to also be muslim and some are even Somalies. Get a grip on your fear and let them live in peace.
You said:
These are hard working union members who got a concession from the company thanks to their union. Nothing more nothing less. They are in this country legally,
In my day no one in a union got a concession at the expense of another senior union worker. You call depriving the workers who were already there of a piece of their time honored culture a concession, I call B.S.
Take a little harder look at what is going on in Shelbyville before you shoot your mouth off about something you think you know when you do not know squat.
Did you personally check to make sure that all of the Somalis were here legally, or are you just fu-king with us.
Go to some other websites and read how the residents of Shelbyville feel about what happened to their town when 700 hand wiping foreigners rolled in. They literally wash their feet in the latrine at WallMart.
Regardless, of how rude they are, they really are here for one reason---cause Tyson found a way to make a buck at our expense, and that is the bottom line period. Since Tyson says screw the community that they were transplanted into. And you agree, I here by say SCREW YOU.
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