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Hans
01-02-2016, 09:31 PM
Last month, a group of 11 workers at Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan wanted to go pray at the same time in a room in the plant that is set aside for prayer and reflection. Their supervisor asked that the group break up into smaller numbers to not affect production, according to CNN affiliate KCNC.

The workers complied with the supervisor's request and went in smaller groups to pray. But after their shift ended, 10 of the 11 workers resigned, turning in their badges and hard hats, Cargill spokesman Michael Martin told CNN.

News of the dispute spread to other plant employees, and about 150 Somali workers missed work for three days in protest.

Based on Cargill's attendance policy, the company fired those who failed to come to work for three consecutive days without giving any form of notice, Martin said.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/02/us/colorado-muslim-workers-fired-prayer-dispute/index.html

It is amazing a company has prayer rooms for all major religions!
Oh wait, it is only for Muslims...

Anapeg
01-02-2016, 09:53 PM
Last month, a group of 11 workers at Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan wanted to go pray at the same time in a room in the plant that is set aside for prayer and reflection. Their supervisor asked that the group break up into smaller numbers to not affect production, according to CNN affiliate KCNC.

The workers complied with the supervisor's request and went in smaller groups to pray. But after their shift ended, 10 of the 11 workers resigned, turning in their badges and hard hats, Cargill spokesman Michael Martin told CNN.

News of the dispute spread to other plant employees, and about 150 Somali workers missed work for three days in protest.

Based on Cargill's attendance policy, the company fired those who failed to come to work for three consecutive days without giving any form of notice, Martin said.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/02/us/colorado-muslim-workers-fired-prayer-dispute/index.html

It is amazing a company has prayer rooms for all major religions!
Oh wait, it is only for Muslims...

I may well be wrong, my impression is the prayer room was/is for all employees. Catholics and protestants both reflect I am sure.

Hans
01-02-2016, 11:00 PM
Well, I wonder why they employ so many Somali workers?

Anapeg
01-03-2016, 02:18 AM
Well, I wonder why they employ so many Somali workers?

Government incentives, lower wages, kickbacks? I don't know.

Hans
01-03-2016, 05:48 PM
Government incentives, lower wages, kickbacks? I don't know.

It is interesting. I don't think it is just lower wages, as they all are from Somalia.

RWGR
01-04-2016, 12:31 PM
There's been a large influx of Somalia refugees the last few years. Hell, a sizable number even made the trek this far north.