Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Oh the Outrage!

Ventured over to the NRO site today and found this:

Hope you're sitting down for this Fox News and AP report from Tennesseestan:

Workers at a Tyson Foods poultry processing plant in Tennessee have opted to trade a paid Labor Day holiday for the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Fitr. A 5-year contract approved by members of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union at the Shelbyville, Tenn., plant last November includes the change to accommodate Muslim workers.
The only comment on the excerpted story is that the author hopes I am sitting down, so he apparently thinks this is shocking. According to the excerpt, a few others do too.

News of the holiday change has prompted some anger on local Web message boards, with some writings urging readers to contact the AFL-CIO and boycott Tyson products.
What an outrage that a bunch of workers could negotiate with their employer to set up a work schedule that benefitted them more than what a bunch of knuckleheads think is appropriate. This is apparently not the Libertarian wing of conservatism.

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