Let’s hope that more of corporate America starts waking up, and remembers it’s obligation is not to special interests, but to excellence.
That’s right, excellence.
Most Corporations have abandoned excellence. Instead, they’ve settled to become social engineering tools of the government. This is one of the main reasons America is failing. They have adopted Leftism as their mission and vision.
Muslims know that. Thus, 200 Muslim workers decided to demand religious rights, and got a surprise. The company didn’t bend.
Instead, Cargill Meat Solutions fired about 190 workers after they staged a walkout earlier this month. Moreover,the Muslims were upset after they say they were told to pray at home instead of being allowed to pray in a specially designated room at the plant in Fort Morgan, Colorado.
The dispute apparently centers on the time of day at which workers are able to pray. Interestingly, this changes according to the season in the Muslim faith. Apparently the Muslims expected a business to accommodate their religious whims.
For me, this sounds like a personal problem. Cargill Meat Solutions provides an opportunity. If these Muslims want jobs, Cargill has no responsibilities to indulge all their wishes, religious or otherwise.
In a statement to 9News in Denver, Cargill explained its policy. Essentially, the policy on accommodating prayer in the workplace had not changed.
“In the Fort Morgan plant, a reflection area for use by all employees to pray was established in April 2009, and is available during work shifts based on our ability to adequately staff a given work area,” said the statement.
“While reasonable efforts are made to accommodate employees, accommodation is not guaranteed every day and is dependent on a number of factors that can, and do, change from day to day. This has been clearly communicated to all employees. Cargill makes every reasonable attempt to provide religious accommodation to all employees based on our ability to do so without disruption to our beef processing business at Fort Morgan,” the statement said.
This isn’t over. So, company officials and representatives for the workers, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said they continue to engage in negotiations.
Let’s hope Cargill stands firm.