An agreement between Muslim workers and a Nebraska meatpacking plant reached late Tuesday could be an outline for an accord in a similar dispute in Greeley, people involved in the discussions say.
But a major hurdle in any agreement over Muslim prayer times will be whether 103 workers who were fired for walking away from the JBS Swift & Co. slaughterhouse in Greeley are rehired, said Christina Abraham, civil-rights director at the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Chicago.
“We think it may help come to a settlement in Greeley, but there is still the issue of the workers who were fired there,” Abraham said.
The settlement between Muslim workers and Swift at the company’s Grand Island, Neb., plant contains a compromise that moves up the daily midshift meal break by 15 minutes to 7:45 p.m. (MORE)


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