Muslim workers walk off job at Neb. Swift plant

9News – Muslim workers walk off job at Neb. Swift plant

About 500 Swift workers, all Muslim and mostly of Somali background, walked off the job Monday afternoon at the plant in Grand Island, Nebraska. The workers said they have been unable to pray during their holiest month, Ramadan, which occurs in September this year.

A Colorado-based spokeswoman for JBS Swift says workers who walked off the job at a Nebraska packing plant in a dispute over Muslim prayer time have not been fired.

Swift says 101 workers at its Greeley plant were fired last week for walking out before their shifts ended Sept. 5.

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