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Goshen workers protest possible move to Mexico

Last week, Cequent management made public a preliminary decision to move the work to Mexico, with a final decision to be made on November 19th.

While dozens of Cequent workers today lined the streets and shouted at passing cars and trucks, they also quietly made calls to the likes of the editors of the Times.

“It’s not to embarrass them (Cequent), it’s to tell them that we’re here for you, we’ve been here for all these years and we need the job, the United States needs these jobs now,” said Deb Hathaway, Vice President of United Steelworkers local 9550.

A source close to the situation tells News Center 16 that the overall cost for production workers at the Goshen is $28.78 per hour, while the total cost for production labor in Mexico is just $4.08. The source said the overall cost of skilled labor at the Goshen is $32.83, while in Mexico it’s just $5.53.

Hurricane Sandy hits Manhattan: Crane dangles off skyscraper in New York | Mail Online

HMS Bounty in Hurricane Sandy path: Captain dies as vessel is smashed to pieces by Superstorm | Mail Online

News from The Associated Press

Lower Manhattan goes dark during superstorm Sandy, on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, as seen from the Brooklyn Heights promenade in the Brooklyn borough of New York. One World Trade Center, background center, remains brightly lit. Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

At least 16 deaths, 6.2 million without power in Superstorm Sandy’s wake –

At least 16 U.S. deaths were blamed on the storm, which brought the presidential campaign to a halt a week before Election Da. Sandy also killed 66 people in the Caribbean.

Dozens of I&M crews leave Michiana to help Sandy victims –

Indiana Michigan Power is sending about 40 crews to help get the power back on after Sandy rolls through.

Study: Police often fail to ‘click it’ 

A 2011 study by the NHTSA of crash data involving law enforcement found that 55 percent of 733 on-duty officers who died in crashes between 1980 and 2008 did not have their seat belts fastened.

And 19 percent of them, or 139 officers, were ejected from their vehicles. Compare that to an estimated 84 percent of U.S. drivers who do use their seat belts.

“Well, that’s not fair at all. If I have to use mine, so do the cops who write the tickets,” Lafayette resident Brian Collins told The Star Press of Muncie. “They need to lead by example.”

Indiana had 19 officer fatalities during the NHTSA report’s time frame.

Hurricane Sandy headed toward Russell Crowe’s ‘Noah’ ark –

Hurricane Sandy has shut down production on at least half a dozen New York television shows and feature films, but none more ironically than Russell Crowe’s “Noah.”

Superstorm Sandy Hits Chicago Lakeshore

Latest Rasmussen Polls Project Romney To Win 279+ Electoral Votes

According to the latest Rasmussen state polls, Mitt Romney is in position to win the presidency; he should win at least 279 votes. Romney leads in Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Colorado, and New Hampshire; leads in Nevada.

In U.S., 15% of Registered Voters Have Already Cast Ballots

Meet Atlantic City’s Ray Nagin: Lorenzo Langford

Mayor (D) has fallen under scrutiny from Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) for informing residents of that they could stick around during Hurricane Sandy. Christie ranted:

TriMas Corporation Reports Record Third Quarter Results – Yahoo! Finance

Net sales for third quarter increased 6.7% compared to the year ago period, resulting primarily from increased sales within the original equipment and retail channels. Sales increases were the result of newer product launches and continued market share gains. Third quarter operating profit increased compared to the prior year period as a result of higher sales levels, excluding the costs incurred related to the relocation of certain production to a lower cost country. Third quarter operating profit margin declined slightly primarily due to an increase in selling, general and administrative expenses in support of an acquisition in Brazil and other growth initiatives, and a less favorable product sales mix. The Company continues to reduce fixed costs and leverage Cequent’s strong brand positions and new products for increased market share in the United States and faster growing markets.

EXCLUSIVE: NYU terrorism class asks students to plot terrorist attack –

A New York University class on transnational is requiring students to “hypothetically a terrorist attack” — and shocked cops say the outrageous lesson is an insult to the officers killed on Sept. 11.

The controversial course, taught by former Navy criminal investigator Marie-Helen Maras, asks the pupils to “step into [a terrorist’s] shoes” and write a 10- to 15-page paper on their battle plan.

Sen. McCain Joins Us Again | 

Sen. John McCain once again joined us to discuss Richard Mourdock’s comments, and the latest developments on the Libya scandal.