Joe Doakes from Como Park writes…:
Somali immigrants not doing the jobs Americans won’t do, shutting down the assembly line in the refrigerator factory for prayer during work hours.
What we have here is a failure to assimilate.
From the PiPress piece:
The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said Monday that more than a dozen employees of the appliance manufacturer Electrolux in St. Cloud are again being denied proper prayer breaks during the Ramadan fast.
The employees are participating in the latest claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, according to the Associated Press…This year, the company reduced the length of the meal break. Muslim employees say they no longer have enough time to break their fast and complete prayers after sunset.
Electrolux responded Monday by saying that, in advance of Ramadan this year, the company proposed three possible revised meal and break schedules and put in place the schedule preferred by the majority of the employees.
“Electrolux seeks to accommodate the religious needs of all of its employees,” the company said in a statement.
I’m seeing a real opportunity here for a Muslim parts subcontractor…
And seriously – I am amazed that refrigerators are still built in the US.