http://www.wkrn.com/global/story.asp?s=8775921Of the 1,200 people employed at the Tyson plant in Shelbyville, 1,000 of them will work Labor Day.
Union workers overwhelmingly approved a new contract which requires union employees to work Labor Day in exchange for a Muslim holiday, Eid Al-Fitr, in October.
Hundreds of the plant's employees are Muslim and the Union had negotiated and asked for the contract change.
Tyson said the 200 or so non-union workers will still have Labor Day off.
I am getting so many different numbers.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,397645,00.htmlTyson officials said that approximately 250 of the plant's 1,200 employees are Muslim Somalis.
Union leaders say implementing the holiday was important for the nearly 700 Muslims, many of them Somalis, who work at the plant that employs a total of 1,200 people.The change, which does not affect the company's 118 other plants, exchanges Labor Day for the Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.