(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/17/2008) – A representative of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will meet today with some of the more than 100 Muslim workers fired from a Greeley, Colo., Swift plant last week over a religious accommodation dispute. The workers say the company refused to allow breaks to coincide with Islamic prayers. A similar dispute at a Swift plant in Nebraska has been resolved.
SEE: Muslim Workers Reach Deal for Prayer Time (AP)
FOR MEETING INFORMATION, CONTACT: CAIR-Chicago Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham, 312-212-1520, 847-971-7989, E-Mail: email@example.com
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, E-Mail: email@example.com