Somali women workers at Sky Harbor get to wear special attire

Update August 28th:  See my post today on CAIR and the EEOC here.

Immediate update thanks to Jim:  When you check out the CAIR link below be sure to first read this latest information from the Investigative Project on Terrorism showing how CAIR is linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Here is another of those stories about our accommodation of the cultural/religious wishes of immigrants.  Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix has a Muslim cleaning staff and 30 women refused to wear new uniforms.  So, political activists got involved and the company caved.   Or did it?   Could this have been a set-up?

The Muslim women balked at a planned policy change by their employer, GCA Services, (that’s GCA’s logo pictured here), that would have forced them to wear pants and a tucked-in shirt as they did their janitorial duties.

After discussions between GCA managers, aiport officials, the Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Somali Association of Arizona, it was agreed the 30 women could wear black skirts and aprons in addition to a white shirt. Their right to wear the Muslim headscarves known as hijabs was never in question, says Hakim Osman of the Somali Association of Arizona.

I would like to know more about GCA Services, does anyone know who owns this company?  Oh, and be sure to read the CAIR link for a laugh!

Here is a previous post about accommodating Somali women in the workplace.

For new readers of RRW, we have resettled over 82,000 Somali refugees to the United States in the last 20 years.

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