Fwd: Tyson Foods Reinstates Labor Day!
stevenlaib at SBCGLOBAL.NET
Fri Aug 8 12:29:33 MDT 2008
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>Labor Day Reinstated At Tyson Foods!!
>Your Calls and Emails Made a Difference!
>Chalk up another victory for people power.
>When we sent you the email informing you of the
>Tyson Foods union agreement replacing Labor Day
>with Eid al-Fitr, so many of you contacted the
>company that we were told Tyson stopped
>answering customer service calls, diverting them to voice mail.
>Thank you for taking action !!
>Now this morning Tyson Foods has announced that
>it went back to the union and reached a new
>agreement that reinstates Labor Day. Clearly,
>the grassroots pressure and negative publicity
>encouraged Tyson Foods to do the right thing.
>Just as many of you told us you would no longer
>buy Tyson Foods because of the original
>agreement, lets now reward Tyson Foods for
>taking this action by buying their products.
>And remember this other companies are watching what just happened.
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>Labor Day Reinstated as Paid Holiday at Shelbyville, TN, Plant
>Tyson Foods Requested Change from Union
>Springdale, Arkansas August 8, 2008 - Tyson
>Foods, Inc. announced today it has reached a new
>agreement with the Retail, Wholesale and
>Department Store Union (RWDSU), an American
>union, reinstating Labor Day as one of the
>designated paid holidays under the contract for
>covered employees in the Shelbyville, Tennessee, plant.
>Tyson made this request on behalf of its
>Shelbyville plant employees, some of whom had
>expressed concern about the new contract
>provisions relative to paid holidays. In an
>effort to be responsive, Tyson asked the union
>to reopen the contract to address the holiday
>issue, and the union agreed to do so. The union
>membership voted overwhelmingly Thursday to
>reinstate Labor Day as one of the plants paid
>holidays, while keeping Eid al-Fitr as an
>additional paid holiday for this year only. This
>means that in 2008 only, Shelbyville employees will have nine paid holidays.
>For the remainder of the five-year contract
>period, the eight paid holidays will include:
>New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial
>Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving
>Day, Christmas Day and a Personal Holiday, which
>could either be the employees birthday, Eid
>al-Fitr or another day requested and approved by their supervisor.
>This issue concerns only the plant at
>Shelbyville, Tennessee. Labor Day has always
>been celebrated, and continues to be, at the
>other 118 Tyson plants across the country.
>The Shelbyville complex employs approximately
>1,200 people. Approximately 1,000 workers are
>covered by the RWDSU union agreement at that location.
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