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Tyson plant in Tennessee dumps Labor Day for end of Ramadan

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by dixiehack, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

  2. Grimace

    Grimace Guest

    Makes sense to me, although Glenn Beck and the other "Oh my god what is wrong with this world" commentators predictably will go ape shit.

    Besides, Labor Day has always had a bit of a communist undertone to me.
  3. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    You forgot the blue font I presume.
  4. SigR

    SigR Member

    Heh, good point. Calling Labor Day a little bit communist is like calling someone a little bit pregnant.

    As for the decision to observe the muslim holiday, my guess is that it was a pure business move that coincidentally accomodated the muslims. If it's common knowledge that workers don't show up anyway at the end of Ramadan, or, resent having to show up so much that it throws the plant out of whack, it's better to switch things up and just give them the day off at the expense of an easily forgotten holiday.
  5. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Goddamn Shelbyvillians .... next thing you know they'll try to steal a lemon tree from the neighboring town.
  6. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    Maybe new to Middle Tennessee, but not in other parts of America. There are school districts that take off for Hanukkah instead of Christmas week (sometimes they overlap, of course) due to the demographics.
  7. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Labor Day is May 1. This first-Monday-in-September bullshit is the legacy of a capitalist effort to weaken international worker solidarity. Fuck the fake Labor Day.
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I thought May 1 was "Watch the Tanks Parade Through Red Square" Day.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    There are 700 muslims in Tennessee?
  10. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    WHERE? Tel Aviv.
  11. nafselon

    nafselon Active Member

    That blew me away too.
  12. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member


    "Please eat our chicken. I'll eat his children. Praise Allah."
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