Monday, August 04, 2008
Tyson Is In Hot Water
Tyson is getting cooked by news that it is replacing Labor Day with a Muslin holiday Eid al-Fitr. There are even some that call for a boycott of Tyson. I do find it strange that a Union would give up the holiday that honors the struggles of workers and the role the labor movement and substitutes it for a religious holiday. From reading the comments of different postings, it seems people are more worried about the Islamification of American. There is a concern that a minority religion is given preferential treatment that Christians don't even receive. Well, if there is enough bad press I suppose Tyson can re-negotiate with the Union. The Union would negotiate because if a boycott works the workers would get fired. Tyson should just let people choose either Labor Day or Eid al-Fitr for a holiday.