In Seattle, the job of driving the dirty rental cars to the carwash and then back to the lot is a union job- who knew? Anyways, the company insisted that if you took a retarded prayer rug with you to pray 3 times a day, you had to clock out first. The muslims said, “no way, we’re union! STFU!” and Hertz said, “lulz, you are fired.”
From the Seattletimes here:
Hertz has sent termination letters to 25 drivers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after they refused to agree to clock out for daily breaks, during which they normally pray.
The workers — all Somali Muslims who drive the company’s rental cars to and from the airport for cleaning and refueling — were among 34 Hertz employees suspended Sept. 30 for failing to clock out before breaks.
The rental-car company at the time said some of the workers were taking longer than the 10 minutes allowed.
Officials with Teamsters Local 117, which represents the workers, said the two sides had tried to negotiate an agreement that would have allowed the workers to return to their pre-suspension status, under which they wouldn’t have to clock out to pray.
But they were unable to agree.
That a union has to be involved to tell a company how to manage their minimum wage workers is a farce. Unions are killing this country. The Somali muslims shouldn’t have been fired for prayer rituals- should have been fired for bringing the cars back smellier than they found them.