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Today's Teamster News 10.21.11

Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars in Finland  ABC News   ...an electric car company that received a $529 million federal government loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in Finland, saying it could not find a facility in the United States capable of doing the work...
GOP Senator Supports ‘Infrastructure’ Spending … In Libya (VIDEO)  TalkingPointsMemo   ...a GOP senator who's up for re-election this cycle (said) on Fox News, "We can go over there and help them build their infrastructure up." That's Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). He wasn't talking about a forlorn corner of the United States, though. He was talking about Libya... 
Hertz fires 25 drivers who refuse to clock out  Seattle Times   ...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...Officials with Teamsters Local 117, which represents the workers, said the two sides had tried to negotiate an agreement...
Quinn, Emmanuel expected to announce labor deals at McCormick Place  Chicago Tribune   ...The package -- which would cut crew sizes from three to two workers, give exhibitors the right to unload their own vehicles and lengthen straight-time windows -- is similar to the earlier legislative changes...
Teacher who sparred with Christie runs for office  Politico   ...Marie Corfield, a New Jersey teacher whose clash with Chris Christie at a town hall meeting made big headlines, is running for N.J. state assembly...
Public speaks out against Wisconsin Medicaid cuts  Bloomberg   ...A plan to cut about half a billion dollars from Wisconsin's Medicaid costs put forward by Gov. Scott Walker's administration drew an overwhelmingly negative response at the first of two public hearings Wednesday...
Scott struggles to find good news on jobs front  The Gainesville Sun   ...With Florida's employment market stagnating and budget revenues declining, Gov. Rick Scott jumped on the good economic news he could find Thursday, touting a new biotech company's decision to move to the Tampa Bay area. But the firm's addition of 40 new jobs will hardly put a dent in Scott's promise to create 700,000 positions in seven years, and the billing of Thursday's event as a "major" jobs announcement underscored the yearning for positive economic signs...

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