Swift plant sued over treatment of Muslim workers
OMAHA — Federal officials say a JBS Swift & Co. meatpacking plant should give Muslim employees prayer time and not retaliate against workers who ask to pray. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit Monday on behalf of more than 80 Somali Muslims.
A message left at JBS Swift’s U.S. headquarters in Greeley wasn’t immediately returned.
Hundreds of Muslim workers walked off the job at the Grand Island, Neb., plant during Ramadan in 2008, saying they needed time to pray at sunset and break a day-long fast. Management adjusted the work schedule the next day.
Non-Muslims protested and the accommodations ended. The company fired 86 Muslims for walking off the job and said the firings weren’t about religion.
Our pro-Islamic government is at it again, trying to shove Islam down our throats. My question to the non-Muslims in our government who support Islam is this. Do you have any concerns whatsoever, about your families future generations being forced to live under Islamic rule? Patting yourself on the back for being “tolerant”, does not make the the threat of Islam disappear. You are not Houdini, and this is not a magic show. Please think past the day you are in.