August 1, 2008, - 7:41 pm

Tyson Foods: Buh-Bye, Labor Day, Hello, Eid Al-Fitr; (Buh-Bye, America, Too)

By Debbie Schlussel
Well, folks, here it is–the beginning (or maybe the middle) of the end of America as we know it. Tyson Foods is now ending employees’ paid day off for Labor Day and, instead, giving ’em the paid day off for the Muslim festival, Eid Al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan. It is the most important holiday in Islam.
It will be interesting to see how Tyson calculates which day it is, since Muslims are never really sure on which day or two it falls until right before–and since Shi’ites and Sunnis frequently feud about when it falls.
Since I keep kosher, I don’t eat Tyson Foods products anyway, but I call on you my readers to boycott the company. It’s absurd to replace labor day with the holiday of those bent on our destruction. Any company that does that doesn’t deserve your business. (It, frankly, doesn’t deserve your business even without this, because as I’ve noted on this site, Tyson Foods employs illegal aliens and trades with Iran, helping sustain the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad regime.)


Tyson Foods . . . the Official Olympic Sponsor of IslamoFascism:

Workers at Tyson Foods’ poultry processing plant in Shelbyville [Tennessee] 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.”

Um, it’s Eid Al-Fitr, not this fictional “Iidal Fitil.” If you’re gonna pander to Islamofascism, at least look like you know a tad about the butt you’re about to French kiss.

Eid al-Fitr falls on Oct. 1 this year. [DS: Sort of. See note above about uncertainty of the Islamic calendar.]
Tyson’s Director of Media Relations, Gary Mickelson, stated . . . “[T]he union leadership did request and receive Eid al-Fitr (which is apparently spelled various ways including Id al-Fitr and Eid ul-Fitr) as a paid holiday in place of Labor Day,” Mickelson confirmed in an e-mail to the T-G. . . .
Mickelson said that “Eid al-Fitr is one of eight paid holidays for all Team Members covered by the contract, while Labor Day is not a paid holiday.”
“Based on the contract, the other paid holidays include: The Team Member’s birthday, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day,” Mickelson said.
“Implementing this holiday was a challenge, since it falls on a different day every year and is declared on fairly short notice,” RWDSU Representative Randy Hadley said in the press release. “But the negotiating committee felt this was extremely crucial, since this holiday is as important to Muslims as Christmas is to Christians.”
“The date for this holiday (Eid al-Fitr) is not the same each year,” Mickelson said. “however, it is in the early fall.”
The press release stated there are approximatly 700 Muslims working at Tyson, but Mickelson said that Somalis only represent approximately 250 of the 1,200 employed at the plant, a little over 20 percent of the workforce.
“All Team Members who have completed their probationary period are eligible for all eight paid holidays including Eid al-Fitr,” the Tyson spokeman said.
The union also claimed that in addition to the observance of the Muslim holiday, “two prayer rooms have been created to allow Muslim workers to pray twice a day and return to work without leaving the plant.”
Mickelson said that Shelbyville’s Tyson plant “does have a prayer room to accommodate the needs of Muslim Team Members.”
“In addition to regular, non-paid breaks, all Team Members are allotted a seven-minute paid break,” the Tyson spokesman said. “Some Team Members choose to pray during this time.”

It’s ironic: a union giving up a paid national holiday tribute to labor and replacing it with a holiday honoring the most repressive and regressive religion on contemporary earth.
The United Dhimmi States of America. Tyson Foods is just a drop in the bucket compared to what we’re gonna see.

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37 Responses

Another reason to boycott — just as it is risk going to Muslim doctors, it is risky to eat food prepared by Muslims. You just never know —

c f on August 1, 2008 at 8:04 pm

Hey Debbie,
While I agree with your boycott, it’s the Union leadership that negotiates the contract and the days off. These are my holidays from my Union job:
New Years Eve and Day
Labor Day
Dr. King Day
Chinese New Year**
Cinco De Mayo**
Memorial Day
President’s Day
My Birthday
July 4th
The two asterisks don’t belong there but that’s political correctness rearing its ugly head. We lost the day before Thanksgiving for Chinese New Year and Easter for Cinco De Mayo. I guess they figured Whitey had too many and needed some integration.

sleepneat on August 1, 2008 at 9:01 pm

I boycotted them a long, long time ago. Tyson Foods have never earned a dime from me, and never will!

Jackson Pearson on August 1, 2008 at 9:28 pm

Screw them, I’ll be healthier without their damn nuggets. Damn them anyway.

samurai on August 1, 2008 at 11:10 pm

This is ominous. Debbie is like the canary in America’s coal mine. She sees the dangers clearly before most people even have a clue. Funny: She doesn’t get much media time — too much truth!

gunjam on August 2, 2008 at 12:23 am

When will Tyson eliminate pork products?

Pat on August 2, 2008 at 3:17 am

Hmmmmmm….So let me get this right, we are scouring the Muslim world, begging primitive believers in the RoP to takeover our country….obviously their “special skills”, i.e. a love of blood, knives, and decapitation, make them an important component in the Administration’s plan to destroy the Republic.

Miluimnik on August 2, 2008 at 8:31 am

An interesting point from the comment section of the article:
“I have a friend at thar works at Tyson’s. She is a single mom that busts her tale to make a living . She works hard and does her best to do a good job. Ever since they have quit hiring the hispanics and started hiring somalians she said her job is getting worse. She told me that they refuse to work hard to make production, therefor putting more work on everyone else.”
— Posted by jesuslives on Sat, Aug 2, 2008, at 6:43 AM
So would you rather have your meat packaged by Hispanic illegal aliens or Muslim legal immigrants?

Norman Blitzer on August 2, 2008 at 9:48 am

This tells it all…thanks for the influx of refugees.
The small town of Shelbyville, TN doesn’t know what hit them as about a thousand Somali refugees have arrived to work at Tyson’s Food. Today the Times-Gazette ran the first of a five-part series on the impact the Somalis are having on this Tennessee town. The Somalis are part of waves of secondary migration of the African Muslim refugees brought to America by the US State Department with the help of volags (mostly church groups in this case) that have rocked small American cities over the last few years. Lewiston, ME, Manchester, NH and most recently Emporia, KS have had to come to grips with Somalis who can now apply to bring more family members to the US.
As far as Tyson is concerned, as best buds with the Clintons, I have boycotted their products for years. There have been many stories about their pollution of rivers in Arkansas and the Clinton administration looking the other way. Campaign money is a powerful motivating force, don’t you know.

JAT on August 2, 2008 at 11:11 am

Boycotting and letting them know it.

undaunted on August 2, 2008 at 11:40 am

The message here is that a mere 20% of any community can and will dictate what happens, because they have goals and a plan to get there. We don’t.

PJ on August 2, 2008 at 12:00 pm

Quite a Devil’s bargain the union made for dues paying members. What happens if a Christian wants to pray there?

Bill on August 2, 2008 at 12:34 pm

The average wages at meat packing plants was $19.00 our before the illegals were brought in by Tyson and others.
Now they pay less than $9.00 an hour. Tyson and the rest of the industry are nothing but slave masters just like in the old south.

ScottyDog on August 2, 2008 at 12:53 pm

Don’t just complain….
Tell their Media Relations chief what you think:
Gary Mickelson, Media Relations
(479) 290-6111 (206) 220-6871

horselady on August 2, 2008 at 1:29 pm

I am done with Tyson chicken, they obviously support the enemy.

Exposing Islam on August 2, 2008 at 2:22 pm

Time for us to visit Tyson’s around the country and deport all the raghead employees who don’t show up to work on that “holiday”.

sanantonioins on August 2, 2008 at 2:37 pm

Which means it’s only a matter of time before other companies, big and small, start getting hit by this, which means it’s the beginning of the end of Labor Day. It’s hardly surprising,since most Muslims have ever known what it’s like to work hard, year-round, and deserve a day off for it. (No, praying with your rear end up in the air, five times a day,or beheading “infidels” is not labor.)

OldSchoolW on August 2, 2008 at 2:52 pm

1. What rationalization can they make to take away paid Labor Day and create one for cult members of the most hellish religions ever invented?
2. Non-muzlums get screwed out of a paid holiday.
3. Are there really THAT many muzlums in Tennessee? What the fuck is happening to this country?!
4. Boycott Tysons from now on…I am!
5. What’s next, free khat on lunch breaks?
6. Prayer rooms?! What about accomodating other peoples’ religious needs? How about a special room for human sacrifices for Satanists?
Fuck Tyson foods and their savage muzlum employees. Savages!

Thee_Bruno on August 2, 2008 at 3:56 pm

You know who to thank…
As for Tyson, get rid of Tyson Traitors!

Alert on August 2, 2008 at 5:10 pm

What’s hilarious is that they are doing this when there isn’t even a significant muslim population, yet. They’re such cowards, they’re surrendering before there’s anyone to be offended. We will continue to lay down and die, and why should anyone respect us, or do anything besides walk all over us?

John Harper on August 2, 2008 at 5:20 pm

Here’s more pre-emptive madness…this year’s “Elovena Girl”, supposedly the essence of Finland, in 98% caucasian Finland. Will we tire of replacing ourselves and all our traditions for others?

John Harper on August 2, 2008 at 5:31 pm

So our choice is…illegal Somalis, or illegal Central Americans? That’s it? Hiring Americans is out of the question??? Honouring U.S. Law and respecting immigration statutes means nothing? What has happened to the United States? I guess you have tired of hating Israel and Israelis, and have aimed your wrath at each other.
Both Obama and Maverick McCain represent “America last”…and one of them will put that ideology into action.

Miluimnik on August 2, 2008 at 8:51 pm

unless the individual employee is muslim, in which case that person could switch days off, why bother?

mindy1 on August 2, 2008 at 9:59 pm

This is nothing new. Six flags for the last few years have hosted “terrorist day” at their parks. One person was actually arrested at the park entrance when he gave his opinion of their decision.
Any company that gives muslims any type of consideration should be tried for treason.
The inhuman monsters all but rule the UK, now they are slowly trying to seize control of america.
Some examples in UK:
Hairdresser was sued and lost for refusing to hire a muslim who would not remove her headscarf.
She had to pay the terrorist $8,000 for “injury to feelings”
UK banks removed their traditional “piggy banks” due to muslims being offended.
22,000 people in a small town signed a petition to keep a terrorist HQ called a mosque out of their town, the local govt council overruled them and granted the 7,000 bomb happy butchers the permit to build.
How long before this becomes a daily event in our country? If Barak Osama is elected, that’s when.

savage supporter on August 2, 2008 at 10:40 pm

Middle Tennessee has had this type of cultural problem before. In the 80’s it was the Vietnamese boat people now the Muslim Somalis want to impose their standards on American citizens. What it amounts to is some commie on the federal level is responsible for importing these refugees into areas like Shelbyville trying to create diversity and politically correct corporations like Tyson just go along with it becuase they always need fresh slave labor. The Vietnamese have assimilated for the most whereas the Somalis will not due to their religion and they say so by demanding ridiculous notions such as this. Throw them out of the country!

no_where_man on August 2, 2008 at 11:32 pm

Wow…..well I never liked Tyson chicken anyways. I’m popeye’s and KFC all the way!!

Squirrel3D on August 3, 2008 at 1:49 pm

Um, to be completely fair–and God knows, NOT because I’m defending Muslims or Tysons–I don’t think the loss of Labor Day is something that is going to occur every year. It just happens to fall on the same day as the Mohammaden cult feast, and Tysons is scrapping LD in favor of it becuase they only allow a set number of paid holidays. So it seems to be just this year.
That said, the fact it was done EVEN this year is appalling, disgusting and revolting.
*will never buy a tysons product ever again, no joke*

Madame Vengier on August 3, 2008 at 1:49 pm

“We lost the day before Thanksgiving for Chinese New Year and Easter for Cinco De Mayo. I guess they figured Whitey had too many and needed some integration.”
Yeah, except that the vast (really, really vast) number of Hispanics in America are Christians of one persuasion or another. As are many Asians, Blacks, and even a sprinkling of Arabs.
It does bother me that Hispanics would go for letting Easter get knocked down in favor of Cinco De Mayo (NOT an American holiday–it’s a Mexican holiday). It goes to show what I’ve always suspected, that many Hispanics in America are more interested in being Hispanic than they are in being Christian.

Madame Vengier on August 3, 2008 at 1:54 pm

“So would you rather have your meat packaged by Hispanic illegal aliens or Muslim legal immigrants?”
I see your point but it pisses me off that we Americans would have to even make such a choice.

Madame Vengier on August 3, 2008 at 1:57 pm

Oh, and one more thing. (Sorry to post so many time in a row.) Somalians are not immigrants. They are refugees. There’s a difference. They didn’t choose to come here. They were brought here out of American “compassion” to get them out of the shit hole they were previously in. A shit hole caused by Islam. And the Somalian refugees hate us. Even though we have done everything for them. America is a freakin’ paradise compared to Somalia. But still the Somalians hate it here and hate us. Because we aren’t Muslim. Yet Muslims are the ones that ruined Somalia. Twisted logic, isn’t it? That’s Muslim logic. Love your oppressors, hate your liberators.

Madame Vengier on August 3, 2008 at 2:00 pm

Aren’t these radical islamists aware that the more they try to obtrude their religious views on others, more resentful people are towards them and those who advocate their priciples? Not all of us share the same sentimental ultra tolerance towards these mid century throwbacks as our fellow leftists may have. Such retrograde mentality has no place in the West, let alone America.

American Sabrah on August 3, 2008 at 5:20 pm

OK, did something fly over my head or am I too dense. Since Labor Day is a Federally recognized holiday can a union over-ride this for the non-Muslim employees? Would the non-Muslim union members not have standing to file a complaint with the Department of Labor against the union?
Debbie, I know you’re a lawyer – am I off base on this one?
BTW, I too have boycotted Tyson since the “Bubba connection” became well know. Don’t miss their chicken in the least.

BillBowen on August 3, 2008 at 6:31 pm

Got some bad news for you. Guess who supplies KFC and Burger King with their chicken products???
You guessed it. Tyson!!!
I think Wendy’s is OK.

Codekeyguy on August 3, 2008 at 8:12 pm

Boycotting is a waste of time. All the big companies are plotting the destruction of the USA.

Sue Denemme on August 3, 2008 at 8:58 pm

Debbie, good question. I think the other poster was referring to “refugees”, not usual “immigrants”. However, aside from that, I agree…we know for certain there are Islamists illegally in this country. They overstay visas, among other things. Wouldn’t be surprised if they get smuggled in with the Mexicans, too.
BTW, everyone should read Michelle Malkin’s book in illegal “immigration” called “Invasion”. Man, that book tells it all. Like, the hairs on your neck will stand up and your spine will chill. Among other things, talks about how the Islamists run around inside our borders illegally and plotting against us, while the FEDS sit on their ass with their thumbs up it and do bupkus about it.

Madame Vengier on August 4, 2008 at 4:15 pm

Boycotting Tyson here!
They’re food is nasty, anyway. And why pay for an amnesty company’s garbage.
And while we’re boycotting their product, boycott their common stock and any issued corporate bonds also. Send your hard-earned money into something profitable.

bhparkman on August 5, 2008 at 4:53 am

i boycott Tyson not because of the Muslim thing. i believe museums have every right that every one else does and if Christians had to pray 7 times a day im sure they would build a church in there factory. and those that talk down on museums nead to learn tolerance and nead to learn is not there place to judge or hate. i boycott Tyson because of all the chemical crap they feed the animals and expect us to eat ofcorse theirs all the animal credulity they bestow upon there live stock. i understand its going to be killed any way but animals still have a sole and deserve to be happy to the end.

Ripley on October 16, 2011 at 3:49 pm

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