I have been covering the insubordination of Muslim drivers who have been abusing Muslim prayer times while working for Hertz. The flagrant abuse of "prayer times" by Muslim workers at Hertz is an ongoing Islamic pattern outlined in my book, Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance.
Hertz has been extraordinarily generous to their Muslim workers, giving them Muslim prayer times and going out of its way to accommodate all of them, setting up a prayer room at the airport site.
Accommodations for Muslim workers at Hertz resulted in abuse and .... more demands. Muslim workers demanded and received Muslim prayer times, but refused to clock out. These workers were suspended.
"On the part of workers, they don't want to clock out despite being paid because, according to Thompson, they don't want to feel "monitored" during their religious rituals."
Hertz said that Muslim workers could return to work if they clocked out when they prayed. They couldn't abuse their prayer times if they clocked out, could they? The Muslim workers refused and were fired.
SIOA/AFDI applauds Hertz for not submitting to sharia supremacism. I encourage all readers to contact Hertz and thank them.
Hertz Corporate Office | Headquarters
225 Brae Blvd. Park Ridge, NJ 07656
(201)307-2000 Fax: (201) 307-2644
(800) 654-3131 toll free
Shame on the Teamsters, who would play hardball with Hertz in backing sharia compliance. They are supporting insubordination and special rules for special classes. No one should get paid for walking off the job.
Hertz fires 25 Muslim drivers who refuse to clock out Seattle
Hertz has sent termination letters to 25 drivers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after they refused to agree to clock out for daily breaks, during which they normally pray. The workers — all Somali Muslims — were among 34 employees suspended Sept. 30 for failing to clock out before breaks.
Hertz has sent termination letters to 25 drivers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after they refused to agree to clock out for daily breaks, during which they normally pray.
The workers — all Somali Muslims who drive the company's rental cars to and from the airport for cleaning and refueling — were among 34 Hertz employees suspended Sept. 30 for failing to clock out before breaks.
The rental-car company at the time said some of the workers were taking longer than the 10 minutes allowed. The workers usually take two paid breaks during a regular eight-hour shift.
Nine of the 34 suspended drivers signed the agreement and have returned to their jobs, the company said.
Officials with Teamsters Local 117, which represents the workers, said the two sides had tried to negotiate an agreement that would have allowed the workers to return to their pre-suspension status, under which they wouldn't have to clock out to pray.
But they were unable to agree.
Paul Zilly, spokesman for the union, said the workers were given an ultimatum to sign the document to clock out.
"They were debating, going back and forth," he said. "They all felt it was a contractual violation." He said that if Hertz believed certain employees were abusing the break policies, then it should have dealt with them individually, rather than penalizing an entire group.
"There may have been some taking longer than 10 minutes, but why single out the entire group based on their religion?"
A Hertz spokesman said many of the workers had been with the company for 15 years, and Hertz went out of its way to accommodate all of them, setting up a prayer room at the airport site.
The company had made it clear to the suspended workers that if they wanted to be reinstated they needed to agree to the clock-out conditions by the end of the day Thursday, said spokesman Rich Broome.
"We're disappointed that the rest of the transporters did not take us up on what we thought was a reasonable resolution of this matter — reserving their right to pray during paid breaks," Broome said.
"We felt clocking out is a fair way to maintain order while keeping our operations running smoothly."
The Teamsters represents about 79 Hertz drivers who earn between $9.15 and $9.95 an hour. Most are Muslim.[...]
The union has filed grievances against Hertz with the National Labor Relations Board and said it's filing religious discrimination charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Broome said the company and the workers had reached an EEOC settlement two years ago, in which workers agreed they would clock out for their two breaks.
The company had been informing workers that they needed to clock out for some time before finally posting a notice to that effect on the day they were suspended.
Those who clocked out on that day were not suspended, the company said.