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3 May 2016

USA: Muslim workers file religious discrimination complaint against hardware company for allegedly refusing to accommodate their prayer schedule

Author: Jack Jenkins, ThinkProgress (USA)

"This Company Fired Muslims Who Wanted To Pray On The Job. Now The Workers Are Fighting Back", 2 May 2016...

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15 September 2008

Swift workers walk off the job [USA]

Author: James Wilcox, KHAS TV [USA]

Hundreds of workers walked off the job from a Grand Island [Nebraska] meatpacking plant Monday. Those workers are Muslim and said JBS Swift and Company is violating their religious rights... They said they were denied to pray during the Muslim...

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13 September 2008

Colo. plant and Somali workers fight over prayer [USA]

Author: Ivan Moreno, AP

Tensions have flared between Somali workers and officials at a Colorado meatpacking plant [Swift & Co. (part of JBS)] over when employees can break for prayer during the Muslim observance of Ramadan... The conflict in Greeley began Sept. 5, when...

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13 September 2008

USA: Muslim workers protest at JBS Swift meat-packing plant in Nebraska - say not allowed breaks for Ramadan prayers

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22 July 2007

Muslim Workers at Nebraska Meatpacking Plant Complain of Religious Harassment [USA]

Author: Associated Press

Supervisors at a meatpacking plant have fired or harassed dozens of Somali Muslim employees for trying to pray at sunset, violating civil rights laws, the workers and their advocates say...The workers at the Swift & Co. plant...say they quit, were...

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19 December 2006

Swift sued over hiring [USA]

Author: The Denver Post [USA]

Eighteen former Swift & Co. employees who worked at the meatpacker's Cactus, Texas, plant have filed a $23 million lawsuit alleging that Swift hired illegal workers to depress employee wages...The 18 former Swift employees have, for the past year,...

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