In reading the NY Times propaganda piece, you have to go way deep into the article for the money line...... "All 10 complaints also stated that West African workers, who are Muslim, were refused short prayer breaks."
Mind you, it is not necessary for a Muslim to pray at a certain time. These actions are merely devices in which to impose Islam on non-believers. Prayer is not required on a strict schedule and Muslim prayers are commonly “made up” after work or school. This is true even in Muslim countries, i.e., Iran.
Muslims have pulled this act of war and the imposition of Islamic supremacism and sharia against Wal-mart before, and have won.
The pathologically ill NY Times spin is pro-illegal, anti American, anti-business, blah blah blah. But the real story is hidden.
Immigrants Claim Wal-Mart Fired Them to Provide Jobs for Local Residents NY Times hat tip Kenny S
SILVERTHORNE, Colo. — A small group of West African [Muslim] men who came to the Rockies in search of economic opportunity are embroiled in a dispute with Wal-Mart, accusing it of a raft of discriminatory actions. Most say they were dismissed because supervisors wanted to give their jobs to local people in need of work. Skip to next paragraph Enlarge This Image Dana Romanoff for The New York Times
Wal-Mart, which has a history of discrimination and labor complaints but has increased efforts to promote diversity at its stores, denies the accusations.
Right there, anti-Walmart second paragraph.
“These allegations just don’t accurately reflect the working environment at these stores,” Mr. Rossiter said. “We have a diverse group of associates, including many from West Africa, who are finding good career opportunities.”
In complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the 10 men said they had all worked for Wal-Mart for a few years, mostly without incident, at a variety of jobs at three stores in Avon, Glenwood Springs and Rifle.
But things changed in 2008 and 2009, when new managers took over the stores, according to the complaints as well as interviews here with four of the men, who continue to gather weekly at a cramped apartment and talk of their hopes of getting new jobs.
In January 2009, six complainants said, a new manager at the Avon store called a meeting of workers — virtually all West African — and said: “I don’t like some of the faces I see here. There are people in Eagle County who need jobs.”
Three other men, who worked at the Glenwood Springs store, said in the complaint that an assistant manager there, also new, had made a similar comment at a meeting of mostly West African workers.
One of them, Mamadou Sy, said in his complaint: “Directing himself towards the West Africans present, he said, ‘Wow, there are a lot of Africans, and I don’t like some of the faces I see here.’ We felt as if he was threatening us.”
Most of the employees said they had been repeatedly disciplined for not meeting production requirements. Eventually, they were fired. Most of the workers had never been reprimanded before, and non-African workers were not subject to the same criticism, they said.
Mr. Sy, 61, said he was fired in September after his supervisors told him he had to greatly increase the number of boxes he was stocking. He was not physically able to do so, he said.
“I worked here for more than three years and never had any complaints about my job,” he said. “Now, we have all been getting fired. We felt it was racism.”
Ophelia Hinojosa, a former assistant night manager at the Wal-Mart in Avon, said her supervisors had pressured her to discipline the men for not working fast enough, even though she believed they performed well.
“They were trying to get most of the Africans out,” said Ms. Hinojosa, who quit in April because, she said, her job had become too stressful. “A lot of them had been there for a long time. They weren’t being treated right.”
Idrissa Tall said that last summer, after nearly three years of employment, he was suddenly fired for not stocking shelves fast enough.
“We saw a lot hard changes,” Mr. Tall said. “It hurt us; it shocked us. Everybody that got fired got fired for the same reason — because we are African.”
Mr. Rossiter, the Wal-Mart spokesman, denied that the West Africans had been singled out for discipline and said many other workers at the Avon store had been laid off as well.
“Since that time, the Avon store has continued to hire and promote West African associates,” he said. Three West Africans were promoted to supervisory positions last year, he said.All 10 complaints also stated that West African workers, who are Muslim, were refused short prayer breaks.