The workers, most of them Somali immigrants, left work at Cargill Meat Solutions earlier this month to pray. The Council on American-Islamic Relations said most of the workers were fired on Tuesday.
CAIR: Muslim workers at Fort Morgan meat packing plant fired over walkout involving prayer dispute
About 150 workers, most of them immigrants from Somalia, have been fired from a Colorado meat packing plant after walking off the job during a dispute over workplace prayer.
The Denver Post reports (http://goo.gl/59eUXV ) about 200 workers walked off their jobs at Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan earlier this month. Jaylani Hussein with the Council on American-Islamic Relations says that depending on the season, the Muslim workers prayed at different times of the day. But a decision was made at the plant to change the practice.