Muzzy Hertz Drivers Whine Over Suspension for Not Clocking Out During Prayer Breaks

Yup, always pushing and expecting special privileges in the workplace; then whining and playing the victim card whenever someone calls them on their BS:

Hertz suspends 34 Muslim drivers in prayer dispute
By MANUEL VALDES – via Forbes

SEATTLE — Thirty-four Muslim drivers for Hertz claimed they were suspended for praying during work hours, but the company contended they were reprimanded for abusing break times.

Backed by their union, the drivers protested Wednesday outside the Hertz counter at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, where they are based.

“This is an outrageous assault on the rights of these workers and appears to be discriminatory based on their religious beliefs,” Tracey A. Thompson, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 117, said in a statement.

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Hertz said the workers suspended last week were violating provisions of a collective bargaining agreement and a settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reached two years ago.

“The breaks were getting extended way beyond prayer time,” said Rich Broome, a spokesman for Hertz Global Holdings Inc. “It’s important to understand that several Muslim employees who are complying were not suspended. It’s not about prayer, it’s not about religion; it’s about reasonable requirements.”

Broome said employees are required to clock out to keep breaks within the 10-minute limit. Those who were suspended had not been doing so, he said.

He said managers spoke with each of the workers and posted the rule before the suspensions took place.

The union, though, said the clock-out rule was implemented without warning, adding that Hertz agreed in bargaining last year that its employees would not be required to clock out when they pray.

[...]

In Seattle, the union is trying to get Hertz drivers back on the job and has filed an unfair-labor-practices complaint with the National Labor Relations Board against Hertz for failing to notify the union in advance of what it called a policy change.

The union represents nearly 80 Hertz drivers[...] About 70 percent of them are Muslim.

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10 Comments on “Muzzy Hertz Drivers Whine Over Suspension for Not Clocking Out During Prayer Breaks”

  1. PB-in-AL Says:

    NLRB, Holder, and Obama to run to their side and aid in 3… 2… 1…

    Frankly, this is the same beef I have with smokers’ breaks. It seems that they get longer and more frequent as they are allowed to do this. What happened to the 10 or 15 minute break in the morning and afternoon, aside from lunch?

    Oh yeah, the Teamsters are a reliable source of information with regard to fairness and productivity. The fact that the union can even bring a complaint “against Hertz for failing to notify the union in advance of what it called a policy change” is ridiculous. Employment is between the employer and employee, the unions are just money skimmers.

  2. tgusa Says:

    Muslim cabbies (face palm) no thanks, I think I will walk.

    To what purpose would we see muslims flocking to cab driver positions all over the USA? One reason could be no one else feels comfortable working around them but that’s probably because muslims did that on purpose.

    Why do muslims drive cabs in the USA?
    Because no one will give them the keys to the plane.

    Oh yeah, look for the Union Label!


    • “Why do muslims drive cabs in the USA?
      Because no one will give them the keys to the plane.”

      ROFLMAO!!! I don’t care who you are – that’s some funny stuff, right there!

      Cheers

      • tgusa Says:

        I have always thought that they are comedy gold. Remember John Belushi’s Samurai routine? Jihadist Barber, Gynecologist and yes Cabbie. Hurtz; We’ll get you there first, if we get you there.


  3. “This is an outrageous assault on the rights of these workers and appears to be discriminatory based on their religious beliefs,” Tracey A. Thompson, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 117, said in a statement.”

    (Buzzer sounds)

    Wrong!

    Its about muslims abusing thier employer and enforcing thier system on those who hire them to dirve.

  4. Cheesy Says:

    Why the hell should ANYONE expect to be paid by their employer for taking time out for personal business?


  5. Looks like a impromptu victory (At least for the moment)

    ..Hertz fires 25 Muslim drivers in break dispute
    AP – 10 hrs ago

    http://news.yahoo.com/hertz-fires-25-muslim-drivers-break-dispute-062343039.html


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