Cargill meat plant fires 150 Muslims Pray rather than work...
Here's another example of how Islam is not compatible with a modern civilized society. Muslim workers walked off the job at a Colorado meat processing plant because they demanded more accommodations for their multiple daily prayer sessions. In a move that is sure to send liberals through the roof, the company fired the Muslim employees who refused to work.
The Denver Post reports that around 200 Muslim workers, most of them Somali refugees, walked off their jobs at Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan, CO ten days ago.
Their beef (pun intended): the company wouldn't let them take several 10-minute prayer breaks per day. The problem is, the meat processing plant is an assembly line and when a couple of hundred employees abandon their posts to pray to Allah, the whole operation shuts down. Now try to image that happening 4 or 5 times every day. The company had been allowing the Muslims prayer schedule and even provided them with a prayer room, but changed policy recently because it was killing productivity. Keep in mind that the Muslim workers were allowed to pray during their mandated breaks and lunches. Oh, and the job starts out at $14 an hour with more experienced workers making much more.
Apparently none of this was good enough and so the Muslims staged a walk out.
Though these Muslim workers are Teamsters, the union didn't want to have anything to do with this ridiculous strike so the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) stepped in to negotiate. They feel missing their prayer is worse than losing their job. It's like losing a blessing from God, said CAIR executive director Jaylani Hussein. Cargill told the Muslim employees to either return to work or find another job.
About 50 of them took this seriously and came back, while 150 or so did not. On Tuesday, the company fired the 150 who felt praying was more important than providing for their families. And guess what....The fired Muslims now suddenly want to come back to work under the conditions they previously thought were unbearable. The company called their bluff and now the Muslims are out of luck. Cargill has a policy that any employee that is fired may not reapply for a job for six months. I applaud the company for this mass firing. These Muslims had good paying jobs that complied with all US labour laws, but they wanted special treatment that would cost Cargill money in lost productivity. If their religion doesn't comply with normal American employment, they shouldn't even be in this country. This is a common theme with Muslims in the US. They demand special food, special dress code exemptions, special prayer spaces funded by others, and special prayer breaks.
No one forced them to move here. They should assimilate to our way of doing things instead of us bending over backwards to accommodate them. I have a feeling this story is just beginning, as Muslims are the politicians new protected class of people.